[Update: Podcasts bookmarks + sharing] Google app 10.61 preps ‘Smart Screenshots’ with Lens [Gallery]

Google app 10.61 is rolling out as the most recent beta and divulges work on a brand new “Smart Screenshots” characteristic that integrates Lens. A bug with the “Preferred input” setting for Assistant has additionally been resolved.

About APK Insight: In this ‘APK Insight’ submit, we’ve decompiled the most recent model of an software that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these recordsdata (referred to as APKs, within the case of Android apps), we’re in a position to see numerous strains of code inside that trace at doable future options. Keep in thoughts that Google might or might not ever ship these options, and our interpretation of what they’re could also be imperfect. We’ll attempt to allow these which might be nearer to being completed, nevertheless, to indicate you the way they’ll look within the case that they do ship. With that in thoughts, learn on.

Google Podcasts Bookmarks

In addition to a Material Theme revamp, Google Podcasts is engaged on the power to let customers add bookmarks when listening to episodes. The redesigned participant beneficial properties a save icon subsequent to the sleep timer. When tapped, the present timestamp is saved and a snackbar that seems afterwards will allow you to view a listing of all saves.

Alternately, the Podcasts homescreen beneficial properties a brand new “Bookmarks” tab. Users will even be capable of share an episode with that precise timestamp.

Smart Screenshot

The Google app has lengthy had an “Edit & share screenshots” capability the place captures made inside Search would reveal cropping and annotation instruments. Meanwhile, Assistant has lengthy maintained a “What’s on my screen” functionality that analyzes what you’re at present viewing for search recommendations.

Edit your screenshots, discover them with Lens, share them with a hyperlink, and extra!

Screenshot modifying, sharing and actions




Exploring with Lens

Google app 10.61 reveals work on “Smart Screenshots” that mix these two options. Like earlier than, a toolbar — which apparently makes use of a four-color gentle bar — seems after you’re taking a screenshot. A small preview is proven on the left with a pencil button overlaid. You can open the system share sheet, however the Google app additionally suggests a steadily used app.

The most fascinating addition is Lens. “Exploring with Lens” might be meant as a “Screen search” substitute on condition that Lens is more and more taking on visible lookup all through first-party apps, like Chrome. After taking a seize, Smart Screenshots have a straightforward strategy to invoke Lens for search, OCR, and discovering visually “similar items.”


Find related gadgets

The current modifying instruments (Annotating, Cropping, and Sharing) will stay and this new performance seems to even use the identical settings toggle to allow.

Next time you seek for one thing, take a screenshot

”You might have to activate the characteristic in your Settings. From the app dwelling display, go to ‘More’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Edit & share screenshots’”

It’s unclear if this performance as soon as reside will once more be restricted to screenshots taken inside Search, or if it is going to increase to be systemwide and invokable wherever. A notification from the Google app may seem after capturing a screenshot.

The Google App has saved a screenshot

Screenshot saved

Android 10 Assistant gestures

With this launch, the Google app’s tutorial on the best way to launch Assistant with gesture navigation in Android 10 appeared on our units.

Assistant Preferred enter

The capability to change between keyboard and voice enter is again after disappearing last week.

Face unlock

With the Pixel four that includes face unlock, Google app 10.61 provides lodging associated to verifying Assistant funds. Existing biometric strings have been up to date to notice fingerprint and face as an id methodology.

Use this system to substantiate future funds together with your fingerprint, face, or an identical methodology.

Use fingerprint, face, or an identical methodology

How to replace?

You can sign-up for the Google app’s beta program here or by heading to the Play Store listing on Android and scrolling to the underside. The newest beta model of the Google app is straight away rolled out when it’s accessible.

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Dylan Roussel contributed to this text

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