Google's new feature to touch up photos on Pixel 2 and 2 XL
What's going on Brian Tong here, welcome to Googlicious for everything google you can think of.,And Okay, right off the top of this show, I have to apologise for last week.
like I completely The announcement by Google's VP of Product Management for Hardware about the Pixel 2's excel hue color shift when looking at off angles and screen burning issues.
You know about this and a lot of you made sure I knew it like a lot of you.
Except for this guy who said I looked like a South Asian electrocuted barber.
So, sorry, it happens and here's how Google is responding.
Now the Pixel 2 XL will come with a two-year warranty worldwide.
They say [UNKNOWN] Are similar to OLED panels used in comparable products.
They will use software optimizations to maximum the life of their OLED screen.
And for those that want it, a new mode for more saturated colors will be made available via a software update for both new Pixel phones in the next few weeks.
That's how you do it.
But next time, come on, have Sundar Pichai say this so it gets [UNKNOWN] Everyone in the tech media, and not just on a post on a Google form.
And yes, I deserve a Boogle, or is it Broogle, or Brigle?
I don't know, either way
It was my bad.
And isn't it funny how the media favoritism can work for or against a company?
Apple released a statement of their own about the iPhone's OLED, which will exhibit the same hue color shift at off angles and potential burn in.
But it hasn't received nearly the same amount of attention or any negative press like the Pixel 2XL did.
So let's just squash this once in for all, both the Pixel 2 XL and the iPhone X are affected by these issues.
And let's just enjoy the technology that each platform has to offer.
Can't we all just get along?
No, right from California just said no and how do I know he did.
Because I can hear you through the screen breath.
All right Samsung just hit honey badger don't care status.
Honey badger don't care, honey badger don't give a sh*t just take what it wants.
That's after Samsung released their latest commercial called Growing Up that mocked the different iPhones in the features that Samsung dipped into the punch with over the years like having a bigger screen or even being waterproof.
But then they went absolutely savage with this guy In line for an iPhone 10.
Come on son [LAUGH] they just went in on Apple.
Now it's worth a good laugh, I love it.
But Samsung wishes they had lines as long as iPhone for a worldwide launch.
It goes both ways.
And we've also got some more Pixel 2 news, I can confidently tell you after how Google addressed the 2XL's reported issues That you should feel 100% confident getting the best pure Android phone in the market is still an amazing phone.
We know one of its cool pixel two and two XL features is the ability to recognize background music automatically and they display it on the lock screen when you turn on the Now Playing feature.
This is now growing out to the Google assistant as well, so that you have voice set us the assistant prefered implemented, you will see what the song as in option about this is microphone icon.
All you can ask directly, what song is this and it will tell you.
Now, the pixel two and two pixels still have the top over all ready camera in the industry like guess what, they can get even better That's because Google will be enabling the Pixel Visual Core in the latest Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 this November.
Its Google's own custom 8 core chipset that was developed in partnership with Intel for machine learning and image processing.
Now it will improve HCR plus functionality, by allowing it to run five times faster while using less than a tenth of the power, and third-party apps will be able to use it as well.
So think about it: this phone already takes some of the best photos on planet earth, and Pixel Visual Core still hasn't even been unlocked!
Get down to a PVC, yeah, you know me I mean it's almost as good as OPP.
like, Okay, I can get a little carried away.
But check this out, the pixel tool has new camera gestures, you might not know about like, double tapping the power to launch the camera, or double twisting the phone to change the camera you are using.
It's pretty sleek, But one of them did not make the cut.
A fine by XDA developers reveals Google was working on a new lift gesture feature that launch the camera app if you lifted your phone up into a picture taking position.
Their source says it would have shown up in Open the settings as a lift to open camera.
But during testing, Google decided to disable this gesture entirely.
Now Android 8.1 is in developer preview, and maybe we'll see something like this come back in a future version, but they were thinking about it, just not right now.
All right, that's it for this week.
You can email me in email@example.com, or tweet me @bryantong.
Thanks so much for watching.
We'll catch you all next time for some more of [UNKNOWN]