According to Android Central, a new feature found in Google’s Gboard virtual keyboard app, is only available on the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This feature detects grammatical errors as you type and corrects them in real time. The feature starts after entering three words and will work even if a typed sentence is incomplete.
Exclusive to the new Pixel 6 handsets, Gboard will correct grammatical errors when they occur in real time
Errors are highlighted on the screen with replacement suggestions listed at the top of the keyboard. Currently, the feature only supports English, but there are plans to add support for additional languages. To prevent the feature from consuming too much memory, it only takes up 20MB of storage while processing 60 input characters in 22ms. Instead of taking place in the cloud, the feature runs locally on your Pixel 6 series model.
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The Gboard function which corrects grammar in real time is exclusive to the Pixel 6 range
Google has not said whether this feature will eventually be available on other Android phones. Google also introduced assistant voice typing on Gboard for the Pixel 6 series. It’s more than the typical hands-free dictation available today with the Gboard app. The assistant’s voice input begins by saying, “Hey Google, type”.
Some commands will remove the last sentence (“Clear”) and the entire text field can be cleared by saying “Clear all”. You can delete the last word by saying âdeleteâ. You can delete a specific word by saying “Cancel [specific word]. âIn the worst case, spelling a word will allow the Assistant to type a word with the correct spelling. Emoji can be added by saying the name of the emoji followed by the wordâ emoji. âFor example, you can request the LOL emoji, heart eye emoji, thank you emoji, and more.
When composing an e-mail, you can say “Define recipient”, “Add [contact] to Cc âandâ Set Subject. âAnd when you’re ready to send the message, just sayâ Send â.
Some users have the assistant’s voice input grayed out on their phone; here is a workaround from google
Some Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users were unable to use these alternate methods of typing because the feature was greyed out on their phones. At Reddit, a Pixel 6 Pro owner wrote: âI just received my Pixel 6 Pro and I’m having an issue where the option to enable assistant voice input in Gboard is greyed out. I can’t turn it on. Google Assistant is on and working fine, so I know this is not causing the problem. I have installed all the latest apps and Android updates, but the ‘option is still grayed out. I tried chatting with Pixel Support but they were not of much help. Does anyone else have this problem with their new phone? “
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It turns out that the answer to this question is “Yes”. Another Reddit subscriber said, âThe same problem is happening here! Hope we can find a fix soon. I have heard that for some people it was activated overnight. Another article on Reddit reveals a workaround purported to come from Google Support:
First, using the App Store, update all the preinstalled apps.
Go to Settings > System > Languages ââand input > Languages and remove any language except English (United States).
Go to the Google voice typing setting and change this setting to English (US) only.
Follow these steps and the assistant voice input should no longer be grayed out. If not, restart the phone and check it again.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were released last Thursday, and the inventory for this latest model is almost sold out on the Google Store. Your best bet for finding the model you want is to check your carrier’s inventory. Companies like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T offer both models, as do other wireless service providers like Google Fi and Visible. Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy can also have the model you want in the color and configuration you are looking for.