When the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL devices were announced back in October 2017, Google had also underlined that they do have an inactive Chip called Pixel Visual Core. The company enabled it for developers in November, others have been kept wait for these long time.
And now Google has finally enabled the feature for all second generation Pixel devices as in the form of February month security patch update. The chipset was previously dedicated for use in the stock camera application on the Pixel 2, but now it’s enabled for all third-party applications that use the phone’s camera.
As noted in our detailed overview, Pixel Visual Core is Google’s very first in-house chipset, designed to compile HDR+ images five times faster than an application processor. It can also handle more complex imaging and machine learning tasks related to the camera. It’s built to do the heavy-lifting image processing while using less power, which will in turn save battery. This means the phone can use the additional computing power to improve images by running Google’s HDR+ algorithm.
This makes your pictures look much crispier, brighter with more details.
Check out the images below,
That’s not all — Google is also adding new AR Stickers to Pixel devices starting this week. The new winter sports-themed stickers will allow you to add skiers, ice skaters, hockey players, and more to your photos and videos.
Moreover, Google will also roll out the February Android security update soon to all the compatible Nexus as well as Pixel devices. If you cannot wait till the update, then you can flash it manually using the factory images or OTA Files.
Know more about these updates in the Android and Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletins.