However, it simply laid dormant waiting for a command to bring it life and chomp through trillions of calculations, to deliver better photographs.Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Image: tech2/Rehan Hooda

As explained in our detailed review of the Google Pixel 2, the Pixel Visual Core was created to (drastically) improve image quality for third party apps that let you take photographs.

Until now, the HDR+ goodness was limited to the Pixel 2’s default Camera program. Third-party apps (such as WhatsApp’s camera), that you used to click on photographs couldn’t make the most of those Google smarts to deliver better quality vision.

Pictures clicked together with the power of HDR+ and also the Pixel Visual Core reveal a radical improvement in picture quality. Google

Together with the Pixel Visual Core empowered, owners of this Pixel 2 will now have the ability to use the ability of computational photography and machine learning (stuff that forces HDR+ on the default Camera program) to drastically improve picture quality when clicking using apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, along with Snapchat.

And it’s not just restricted to the above mentioned programs as others which have been using the Pixel two’s default camera program, will also see brighter, clearer and more detailed pictures.Photos clicked using the power of HDR+ and the Pixel Visual Core show a drastic improvement in image quality. Google

But there’s more.

The Pixel Visual Core will is now able to attract the power of this HDR+ imaging to third party apps like WhatsApp, Instagram and more. Google

HDR+ apart, the Visual Core will even enables you to click sharper and more detailed zoomed-in shots using its RAISR (Quick and Accurate Image Super-Resolution) algorithm. Then there is Zero Shutter Lag that allows you capture the right frame upon tapping the shutter button with minimal delay.

The upgrades are rolling out during the upcoming few days and will arrive with other Pixel software improvements too. Therefore, if you find the telling for an upgrade on your Pixel, then we advise that you download it right away!


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