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How To Convert Pictures to Text On Android Phones

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The ability to convert images to text is technically referred to as Optical Character Recognition (OCR). It can be really useful whenever you need to convert a paper document into an editable, digital form.

There aren’t many OCR apps on android. Of the few that are available, Google Goggles is the most popular one. It’s entirely free and does exactly what it promises – copy text from a picture and paste it elsewhere.

Main features

Google Goggles converts an image of text to actual text that you can copy, paste and manipulate in any other way.It can translate the resulting text into many different languages.It can recognize business cards and add them to your Android device as contacts. This whole process just takes a single tap.

Google Goggles cannot precisely be described as a perfect OCR app, but it delivers quite well. It converts any image into copyable text. You can then paste this text into a document editor, your email app, your note-taking app, SMS, or just about anything else. It easily recognizes business cards and automatically adds the details to your contacts. It’s also able to translate text into tons of languages.

Other OCR Apps

There aren’t a lot of competitors to Google Goggles on the Android marketplace. The second best app that you can use to convert images to text is ScanDoc Document Reader. This scanner channels the resulting text into many apps on your device, with just a single click. Unlike Google Goggles, though, the app doesn’t perform well when it comes to doing everything it promises to do since there are occasional failures sending the text to apps such as Dropbox (at least for us). They’ll probably fix these bugs but it also isn’t free. The interface also doesn’t come across the board as intriguing. However, if you find that Google Goggles isn’t precisely what you want, ScanDoc might work for you.

Google Docs is also equipped with an OCR feature that works pretty much the same. The main advantage of the Google Docs OCR feature is that it recognizes line breaks, which makes the resulting text presentation much more enticing. But since it’s part of Google Docs and not really a specific-OCR app, it doesn’t have as much versatility as the other apps described above. It saves text directly to Google Docs, so if you need the text elsewhere, you’ll have to manually copy and paste.

There’s also a selection of document scanning apps available on Android, but these are not truly OCR. Rather than convert text on a picture into editable text, most of them turn it into a PDF document. That means you have no capacity to edit the text or use it with any of your other apps such as SMS and any document editors. However, this can be a useful functionality if you’re looking to capture details and email them in the form of PDF. CamScanner is just about the most awesome document scanner there is for now. You can send the resulting PDF to multiple apps, including Google Docs and Dropbox.

Another decent app is Document Scanner, which lets you use the OCR capabilities of Evernote and Google Docs, but isn’t quite as fast or effective as Goggles.

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A Screenshot from Facebook converted to text
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Handbill converted to text
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The app didn’t really work well on hand written text, however I believe it may work on some individuals Handwriting
I decided to Test Out Google Goggles App.

And it’s works pretty well.  Now you can easily copy things from an already typed document without retyping it.. No stress..

Enjoy

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Tecno Camon i4 – Full Specs And Cheapest Price

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Tecno just launched a new device into the Camon lineup the Tecno Camon i4 and the device comes with very impressive specifications and a very good price in this post I’ll be looking at the specs of the Tecno Camon i4.

Tecno Camon i4

The TECNO CAMON i4 ships with a mid-range MediaTek Helio A22 processor for the 2GB / 3GB RAM version and a MediaTek Helio P22 processor for the 4GB RAM version and 32GB / 64GB  of internal storage.

The Camon i4 runs on Android 9.0 with HiOS 4.6 on top, keeping the lights on is a 3500mAh battery with support for fast charging.

I do hope the fast charging isn’t the same as the Xcharge on the Tecno Spark 2 because that means it’s not actually fast charge. Tecno deserves this shirt on that note

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Design And Display

I’m quite impressed with the fact that Tecno decided to go with the dewdrop notch on this device instead of that lousy Apple-like rectangular notch. This one is quite similar to the one on the Samsung M20 and I’d say it’s not bad at all considering the fact that they’ve been giving us phones with notches since the release of the Camon 11 Pro.

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You basically get a 6.2-inch IPS Capacitive display with an 81.3% screen-to-body ratio. It’s not something you would call totally bezelless as there’s still as small chin below the device.

Tecno Camon i4

Camera 

The Camera is one of the selling points of this device as the smartphone’s triple camera has a 13MP, 8MP, and 2MP lens combination, which means you would get an impressive performance while taking photos and recording videos at 1080p. The secondary camera at the front is a 16-MP lens and great for selfies. You also get better quality when calling someone via video so cheers to the Snapchat and Instagram Slay Queens.

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Software And Hardware

In the specifications department, I’ll give Tecno a B+ on this. The Camon i4 comes with a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset clocked at 2-GHz combined with a Cortex A53 quad-core processor, which takes charge of the Camon i4’s performance. In the graphics department, you get A PowerVR GE8300 GPU to take care of the graphics. There’s also a 4GB variant that comes with a higher Helio P22 Chipset.

Storage

The Camon i4 comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 256GB via a memory card. There are 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB variants.

Network And Connectivity

The new Tecno Camon i4 offers a variety of options for easy connectivity, which includes 4G with VoLTE (Voice Over LTE), Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, micro-USB, GPS, Bluetooth, etc.

Battery

The Tecno Camon i4 ships with a 3500 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery which means you get a battery that’s enough to last you 10 hours when used actively and about 36 hours when on standby

TECNO Camon i4 Specifications

  • Display: 6.217-inch (1520 x 720) pixels) HD+ display
  • Chipset: 2GHz Quad-Core MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor / 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor
  • RAM+ROM: 2GB / 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Operating System: HiOS 4.6 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear camera, 8MP 120° ultra-wide camera, quad LED flash; 16MP front-facing camera
  • Sensor: Fingerprint sensor, AI Face Unlock
  • Dimensions: 156.9×75.8×7.96mm
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery :3500mAh battery

Pricing

The price of the Tecno Camon i4 for the 2GB + 32GB variant is N49,000 ($140)

The price of the Tecno Camon i4 for the 3GB + 32GB variant is N55,000 ($154)

The price of the Tecno Camon i4 for the 2GB + 32GB variant is N63,000 ($175)

So what do you think? Is this your next smartphone

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How Multiple Cameras Work On Android And iOS Smartphones

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How multiple cameras work on smartphones have always been a question on the minds of most people and 2019 is the year of multiple cameras and many if not all smartphone brands have released phones with multiple cameras. You’ve probably seen the Nokia 9 Pureview with 5 cameras and the Huawei P30 Pro that comes with 4 cameras  (40MP + 20MP +12MP +TOF Camera) and 50x optical zoom.

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 Huawei P30 Pro

How Multiple Cameras Work

These two devices come with crazy specifications but I won’t go into that right now, maybe in another post.

However, have you ever tried covering the main camera of your device with a dual camera?

If you haven’t, try doing that right now.

You’ll notice you are actually blocking the whole camera. That leaves the question – What do the secondary cameras do and how do they work.

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How Multiple Cameras Work

Now I want you to understand this. Most OEMs have other uses of their secondary camera other than the ones I’m going to mention below. These are just the basic functions of the secondary camera.

The secondary camera improves the overall clarity of the image with the help of a “Monochrome” feature. The secondary camera only records the black and white version of the image. With the help of the Monochrome sensor, the primary camera measures how much light is coming from the point of focus.

Previously (with the exception of the Google Pixel 3), the primary camera in smartphones normally handled the measurement so there was a very high possibility of losing some detail while measuring light intensity since it would still need to work on the color filtering.

So this extra burden is handled by the second camera which takes care of that area. Combining the monochrome image which has detailed information about the light and sharpness with the colored image that was captured by the primary camera will produce a rich and detailed image.

In some phones, the secondary camera acts as the zoom lens. Huawei uses their cameras on the P30 Pro a bit differently but going into the entire details might end up making this post a bit lengthy and a bit boring for people who aren’t hardcore techies so I’d try to keep this balanced. However, if you’d like to see that in another post do let me know in the comments.

So that’s basically how multiple cameras work on smartphones

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