Google opens Pixel Visual Core camera optimization technology to third-party apps
On the Pixel 2 line of smartphones, Google actually hides a “Pixel Visual Core” imaging chip. However, its machine learning imaging optimization algorithms are now open to third-party apps. Previously, the company had provided optimizations for Pixel 2 main camera applications in the Android 8.1 update. But now, other applications using the related Google APIs can also call this “visual core.” In short, app users such as Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc., are going to be faster and more efficient.
Foreign media TheVerge editor Vlad Savov immediately after the release of the Android 8.1 update some experience, but did not think there is much difference before and after the activation of Visual Core.
However, Google’s explanation is that Visual Core’s greatest benefit to third-party applications is its ability to invoke its proprietary HDR + algorithm. The following is the official proof of comparison proofs:
It is reported that Pixel Visual Core software updates for third-party apps have begun to push. In addition, Google will launch a series of “winter sports theme” Augmented Reality stickers for the Pixel Camera app later this week.