Saturday, April 20, 2024

Gboard gets “enhanced voice input” with the new Google Assistant


After we first found In August, Gboard is currently rolling out an “extended voice typing” experience with the new Google Assistant found on the latest Pixel smartphones. However, it doesn’t work for most users.

11/3 update: For some users, Gboard’s new enhanced voice typing is working from the moment it’s received. This is not the case for the majority of users. This morning, Google removed the new feature settings and reverted to the previous dictation experience.

Original 11/2: Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5 users are encountering “new” today. The banner after opening Gboard and tapping the microphone icon. This feature has been billed to help you leverage your assistant to “save typing time.”

For example, you can say “clear” to remove the transcribed content instead of manually using the backspace key. “Send” also needs to be another command, but it seems to be the only command available today.

In addition to Gboard’s “Speak now to dictate” prompt, a new Google Assistant light bar slides in from the side of the screen and is pooled at the bottom for visual viewing. The indicator in the upper right corner works as before.

Gboard settings[音声入力]Below the menu[拡張]The options are displayed.

Enabled extended voice input by voice command provided by the assistant.

There is also an option to “automatically add punctuation while dictating”. In previous experience, users had to manually say “period”, “comma”, or “question / exclamation mark”. It can be enabled / disabled regardless of the main function. In our simple test it works very well.

This new option last year’s “Faster voice input”. Download the offline model to your device and it will work in real time.

Starting today, this feature will be rolled out to the latest Pixel smartphones with the “new Google Assistant.” Gboard beta (Version 10.0+) is installed.

I get an enhanced voice input UI, but it doesn’t work on two devices. I was lucky to use the new features on a single Pixel 5, suggesting that this is not a complete release. Go to the settings (third screenshot above), disable that second toggle and return to the previous experience.

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