Update: January 15, 2019 (2:44 PMET): Google’s Live Caption feature is a neat accessibility tool that utilizes AI to translate the audio from any media source playing on your smartphone to fast, accurate captions. So far, it’s been limited to Pixel 4 and 4 XL devices unless you wanted to root your phone. But a recent post on Reddit reveals that the feature can also be manually added to the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL.
This didn’t land in an OTA or feature drop or anything. Instead, you’ll need to download the Device Personalization Services APK from APK Mirror to get Live Caption on your Pixel 2. Once installed, you can turn it on by navigating to your Device Settings>Accessibility. Here you will find the Live Caption setting under the Audio & On-Screen Text section.
We don’t know whether Google will eventually push Live Caption out to Pixel devices or not or even which devices would get it. Even if it does, you don’t have to wait until then to try it out on your Pixel 2 device.
Welcome to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Android update hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL updates, including their current versions, and when future updates are likely to arrive. (Note: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL usually receive their updates at the same time.)
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL update
- Current stable version: Android 10
- When will the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get Android 11? September 2020
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched with Android Oreo in 2017 and have since been updated to Android 10. The phones are expected to receive one more major update as per Google’s smartphone update policy, with official support ending in October 2020.
Google tends to update its Pixel phones with the latest Android version on the day it first becomes available. That means the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL should see Android 11 as soon as the final version rolls out. That’s expected around September 2020.
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- August 2019 security patch improves Wi-Fi configuration and stability
- Playground 2.1 and Playmoji coming to Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices
- Pixel 3 Night Sight mode now available on older Pixel devices
- Call Screen is now rolling out to Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices
- Digital Wellbeing feature “Flip to Shhh” lands on Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices on the official Play Store beta program.