08. December 2021

Google’s AI-powered Pixel 6 translates texts, removes photobombers


Google has detailed its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, which emphasise on-device AI options and are the primary to make use of its in-house-designed Tensor processor, at a web based occasion in a single day.

Differing fairly a bit from final 12 months’s Pixel 5 in look, the telephones have a two-colour end with a black horizontal digital camera bar on the rear, an in-display fingerprint reader and a centred gap punch for the front-facing digital camera.

The Pixel 6 comes in grey, blue/green and pink, while the Pixel 6 Pro comes in grey, white and yellow.

The Pixel 6 is available in gray, blue/inexperienced and pink, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro is available in gray, white and yellow.

The commonplace Pixel 6 encompasses a 6.4-inch 90Hz OLED display and a pair of cameras — one vast and one ultrawide — whereas the Pixel 6 Pro goals to match the most recent specs from Apple and Samsung with a 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED and the addition of a periscope telephoto lens at 4x zoom. In Australia, the telephones will begin at $999 and $1299 respectively.

The telephones will include Android 12, which Google has customised with a brand new interface design that adapts and personalises colors and widgets used throughout the machine. The firm was additionally eager to level out how the mixture of Android 12 and Tensor enabled on-device AI duties not doable on different telephones.

The Pixel 6’s magic eraser feature can remove people from photos and fill in the space.

The Pixel 6’s magic eraser function can take away individuals from images and fill within the area.

One of these duties proven off through the occasion was a brand new Google Photos function known as Magic Eraser. Users can faucet individuals and objects of their images, and the Pixel 6 will use AI to take away them and fill within the background to make it seem as in the event that they have been by no means there.

Another AI-powered process expands Pixel’s on-device translation function to work in additional contexts. Google confirmed how textual content messages might be translated as they’re despatched and acquired, so for instance an English speaker and a French speaker can have a dialog and every get messages of their native languages. It at present works for 11 languages and throughout apps together with WhatsApp, Signal, Line and Twitter.


Live Caption, which immediately transcribes the speech in any video or audio content material on the cellphone, can now additionally translate on the similar time, so you’ll be able to watch a Japanese livestream and get English captions generated for instance. Improvements to the on-device language mannequin additionally make voice typing extra correct, Google mentioned.

Elsewhere in digital camera options, Google confirmed new lengthy publicity results that will also be utilized selectively, in order that foreground topics are rendered sharply whereas the background seems to be in movement. And the Pixel 6 may also detect when a face has been blurred — reminiscent of in a photograph of a fast-moving toddler — and use AI to place it again in focus.

In addition to a much bigger display and additional digital camera, the Pixel 6 Pro has an ultrawide selfie digital camera that may movie 4K video, and would be the first cellphone formally launched in Australia to help mmWave 5G. This is a sooner however extra localised type of 5G that’s but to roll out in Australia, however is at present being examined by telcos.

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