Google announce new exclusive Android features for their Pixel phones, including their updated Recorder app. Editing audio is as simple as selecting words on the transcription.

Google’s virtual Pixel event saw a Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Nest Audio and a host of other new and updated products.

Pixel 5 gets decent upgrades across the board:

  • 6” Full HD OLED
  • 4080mAh battery
  • 128GB storage
  • 8GB RAM
  • Holepunch camera cutout
  • Aluminium body
  • Reverse wireless charging
  • 16MP ultra wide
  • $699

In a recent blog post, Google outlined the new software tricks coming to the Pixel 5 phones, including an updated Recorder app, with smarter tools for easier recording, editing and sharing your interviews, podcasts or music ideas. Google’s new Recorder app was announced last year, with real-time transcriptions and search. Now the transcription tool can be used to edit the audio. Simply highlight the paragraph, sentence, word or “umm” to delete its corresponding audio or vice versa.

Once your audio clip is completed, Recorder can generate a video clip to make sharing on social platforms easier. Searching through transcripts has also been improved, with a smart scrolling feature that will automatically mark import words, so you can quickly jump to sections you’re looking for in long recordings.

All new features still work offline, allowing you to transcribe, search and edit anywhere. Find the Recorder app available on Pixel 2 or newer on the Play Store. We are currently unsure whether these new features will come to phones older than Pixel 5.