When it launched with Android 10 last year, Live Caption was one of the most exciting new features to come out of the Mountain View giant’s labs. Since then, it’s been extremely popular with users, and Google has been hard at work expanding its availability. Once a Pixel 4 exclusive, the feature was soon ported to older Pixel devices and is now even available on OnePlus and Samsung phones.
However, one of the most significant limitations of the feature, alongside its sparse availability, has been the inability to use the feature with phone calls and video calls, a natural use case for an audio accessibility feature. Well, Google’s finally looking to address that, it seems, as the folks as XDA Developers recently discovered.
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Buried within the Android 11 Developer Preview 3 code are references to Live Caption for phone calls. When enabled, the…