Google Updates Pixel Buds with New Tap Actions
Google today said it has begun rolling out an update to its Pixel Bud wireless headphones that adds new gestures. With the update installed, a triple tap on the right earbud will manually turn the Pixel Buds on or off. Users can now customize what happens with a double tap. Previously, a double tap would cycle through incoming notifications. Now, users can opt to have the double tap gesture skip forward through music tracks instead. Last, Google is making it easier for people to switch from one audio source to another. Google says the update is available now and should reach all users by next week.
Google Debuts Wireless Headphones with Real-Time Translation
Google today announced the Pixel Buds, Bluetooth headphones that provide direct access to Google Assistant. All the controls are available through a capacitive touch surface on the right earbud, which supports tapping and swiping gestures.
Google Camera Adds Selfie Flash, Double-Tap to Zoom
The native Google Camera application, most often found on Nexus and Pixel phones, now includes a selfie flash. The flash works similar to that of the iPhone in that it fires a burst on the screen itself.
Google's Now On Tap Adds QR Scanning to Camera, Instant Translations
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap search tool that adds several compelling new functions. First, a long press of the home button will allow people to scan any QR code or barcode when using the camera.
Google Turning On Pixel Visual Core in All Pixel 2 Handsets
Google today said it is fully activating the Pixel Visual Core co-processor in its newer Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The Pixel Visual Core allows the Pixel 2 devices to make use of advanced machine learning to improve HDR+ photography.
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