One of the update is the recording App. It brings voice-to-text functions through machine learning capabilities. On this basis, itÂ provides new functions for web page editing and sharing. Users can visitÂ recorder.google.com toÂ edit content or share with non-Pixel users. This feature will also make it easier for users with impaired hearing to use.
The smart writing tools of Gmail and Docs also get an upgrade on Android 12. Through Googleâ€™s input method tool Gboard, smart writing tools can also be applied to messaging, Google Chat, WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, LINE, and other instant messaging applications. They alsoÂ provide suggestions through machine learning and help users quickly enter text content.
Furthermore, this update also mentions the underwater shooting function of the Pixel camera. Google recommends using it with a waterproof protective case. Users can turn on night scenes, portraits, and other functions underwater for shooting. Googleâ€™s official recommendation is theÂ Kraken mobile phone case. Well, this accessory is not cheap in any way, it costs a whopping $325.
Google Photos Gives Photos New Quality Warning
With the Google Drive High Quality compressed mode, users can upload an infinite number of photos toÂ Google Drive. The company has been encouraging users to make use of this storage platform for quite some time. Google even promises that the High Quality storage offers â€œnear-identical visual qualityâ€ as the original image.Â With this storage, users do not have to keep images on their phones. They can always download these images at any time they desire.
However, as time went on, the pressure on Google became enormous. After Google Drive hit 4 trillion images of multiple sizes each, it made some changes to the rules. The number of images to be uploaded was no longer infinite.Â GoogleÂ had to charge users who exceed the 15GB limit from June 1st, 2021.
With the new financially beneficial rules in place for Google, its preference for image storage seems to be changing. The company no longer prefers the High Quality storage facility and there is now a warning for users. According to Google, users could risk damaging their photos if they donâ€™t switch from High Quality to Original Quality uploads. This information is contained in one of its advertisement emails sent to Google Photo users. The company is currently advertising its new premium photo editing features.
The email contains a sample image of an Original Image as well as a â€œHigh Quality compressionâ€ image. Google says thatÂ â€œOriginal quality photos preserve the most detail and let you zoom in, crop and print photos with less pixelationâ€. Itâ€™s an unfortunate situation for Google Photos users. To say the least, millions of Android users will be affected.