Google has released two apps for people with hearing impairments on Monday (4). The new services for Android phones help in everyday communication. Live Transcribe is a feature that transforms people's speech into text in real time. With him, it is easier to interact in a daily conversation or meeting, for example. The functionality is present in more than 70 languages ??and dialects, such as Brazilian Portuguese. In the case of the Sound Amplifier, the system improves audio so that you can hear more accurately. This can make it easier to understand in noisy environments such as bars or shows.
The transcription service is slowly being released in Beta for Android phone users on Google Play. This feature will also be previously included in smartphones with Pixel 3.
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Live Transcribe one of Google's Android launches, capable of turning speech into text on the fly Photo: Divulgao / Google
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To be notified when the app is fully available, the user can subscribe through the system's official website (https://www.android.com/accessibility/live-transcribe/). Already the audio enhancement program can be downloaded from the Google download store for Android 9 Pie or later devices also pre-installed on Pixel 3. The tool was announced in 2018 during Google I / O, the company's annual conference to present your releases.
The program uses the microphone of the Android phone to transcribe audio in text automatically and in real time. That way, when one of the participants in a conversation speaks, whatever the person says is on the phone screen. To improve accuracy, it is also connected to external microphones, such as the lavalier microphone. In addition, the tool allows text-only response with the keyboard type type back, accessible from the screen of the device.
Step by step to use simple Live Transcribe. Just go to "Accessibility Settings" on your phone and enable the feature. Finally, go to the navigation bar and tap the accessibility button to open the tool. This access allows you to easily connect to the service whenever you need it.
Live Transcribe turns speech into text and promises to help people with hearing impairments Photo: Divulgao / Google
The app only enhances quiet sounds without amplifying the highs. The feature can also be used in conjunction with wired headphones. This way, the accessory helps to filter, increase and amplify the sounds. The idea is to promote a higher quality of audio for the user, who now has a system capable of offering conditions to listen to some information even in unfavorable environments, such as concerts, bars or even in the traffic of large cities.
Set up the Sound Amplifier app to suit your needs Photo: Divulgao / Google
Interested parties can configure the app as they wish. To do this, go to the "Sound Amplifier settings" and check the "Reduce unwanted sounds" option to reduce noise and thereby make the sound Sound is clearer and easier to hear.
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