Friday, 14 December, 2018


Google expands Pixel Visual Core's HDR+ to Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp

February Android Security Update Now Out for Pixel Nexus Devices Google expands Pixel Visual Core's HDR+ to Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp
Kristine Garrett | 06 February, 2018, 15:57

These updates are rolling out over the next few days, along with other Pixel software improvements, so download the February monthly update when you see the notification.

Google, like Samsung and Huawei, have been looking on enviously in recent years as Apple delivered features that were only possible on an iPhone thanks to its custom Apple A-series chips and other processing units.

Android is stepping up its camera game.at least for Google's own phones. Images that take advantage of the Pixel Visual Core are much clearer, particularly in low-light settings.

Even without the Pixel Visual Core though, the Pixel 2 features one of the most well-regarded smartphone cameras out there right now. Pixel Visual Core will utilise the same machine learning and computational photography chops in apps like Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and more.

Visual Core is likely the beginning of something new on Google's flagship smartphones.

Google Pixel 2 users will now be able to click better images from third-party app's cameras before sharing them online. Not only that, Visual Core promises faster image processing, which is expected from a dedicated 8-core image processing chip, and improved digital zooming by adopting RAISR technologies. More importantly, the Pixel Visual Core will also work with third-party apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook, according to TechCrunch.

The chip would allow third-party apps to capture brighter and more detailed images using HDR+. Apart from this, the giant is also planning to come up with Augmented Reality Stickers which you can use in real time within the Camera app of your Pixel phones. Zero Shutter Lag technology, meanwhile, promises to speed up the time between when you hit the capture button on-screen and when the photo is actually taken.

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