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Google Lens translate feature spotted in Android 12 recents screen

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As of July 2019, we’ve seen evidence that Google is developing a translation feature that’s easier to access from the Recents/Overview screen. It was eventually announced by Google as part of December’s Pixel feature drop, along with a similar feature for screenshots, but it hasn’t appeared since. It seems to only appear in the latest Android 12 developer preview.

The new Lens Translation function works like this: if there is information on the screen in an incomprehensible language, you can instantly translate it from the overview/recent screen (swipe up from the bottom). A small button will appear with a lens icon labeled ‘Translate’.

French and Spanish examples.

We expected it to be released on the stable version of Android 11 after Google announced the feature drop in December, but instead you can only get it on the Pixel 5 in the latest Android 12 Developer Preview update (version 2.1). Will see.

Chances are we’ve changed the server-side switches for a very limited number of users because Google hasn’t been able to reproduce it on Android 11 or 12 on other Pixel devices. Most likely it will only work on Pixel. 3 Applies only when the model is or higher and the language is set to US English. Along with the ability to translate screenshots, it will soon be rolled out to other OS versions and Pixel models as well.

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