Pixel 2 Update Enhances Your Instagram Photos
The Pixel Visual Core co-processor is now accessible to third-party apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp with an upcoming update. Well, this update will drastically improve the image quality, as it will be able to use the power of computational photography and machine learning.
The Visual Core lets you click sharper and more detailed zoomed-in shots using its RAISR (Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution) algorithm. Until now, the HDR+ was limited to Pixel 2’s default Camera app, which means third-party apps could not take advantage of those Google smarts to deliver better quality imagery, but not anymore.
Google will also add some fancy new winter-sport themed Augmented Reality (AR) stickers later this week. So, if you see the notification for an update on your Pixel, download it right away!