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Pixel 6 is to get assistant dictation mode

Google’s new Pixel 6 smartphones should be able to dictate texts better than before with the help of the Google keyboard – thanks to the Google Assistant.

In the future, Google should better integrate its voice assistant into the Google keyboard and, in this way, enable much better voice dictation. As reported by XDA Developers, the function should come to the launch of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on the new smartphones.

The dictation function should enable users to speak a text more or less completely with voice commands. There should be a series of commands that users can use to revoke or delete entries. In addition, it should also be possible to send e-mails directly with the “Send” command. The dictation function should start with “Hey Google, type”.

“Delete” should delete the last dictated word, “Clear” the last sentence. “Clear all” deletes all of the previously entered text. With “Undo” users can undo the last command given. It should also be possible to enter emojis with voice commands. For example, “LOL emoji” inserts a tearful smiley face, “Thumbs up emoji” inserts a thumbs up.

Navigation in forms is also possible

With voice commands, users should also be able to jump between individual text fields in forms. In addition, recipients should be able to be selected and the subject line entered.

It is currently unclear whether the dictation function will also appear for older Pixel models. It is conceivable that the function is based on artificial intelligence and therefore only runs on the newer models. According to Google, the tensor chip in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro should also enable better AI operations that could be necessary for such a dictation function.

It is also questionable whether the dictation function will also be available in languages ​​other than English at the start. In the past, Google sometimes took a long time to localize the language.