Pixel 2 Visual Core enabled for all apps with February update

February 6th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Google has started rolling out the February update, which enables the Pixel Visual Core on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. This will allow third party developers of applications that access the camera API to tap into the Visual Core hardware and access the HDR+ image processing feature that has been available in the main camera app since the beginning.

Without HDR+ and with HDR+ on the Pixel Visual Core

The Pixel Visual Core is a custom image processor on the Pixel 2 devices that does hardware acceleration of the various image processing algorithms, primarily the HDR+ effect, which…

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