An app developer from the Ukraine has reportedly found a way to port the Google Pixel’s camera software to other Android phones. The technique apparently allows the software to run the Pixel’s camera software on devices running the Snapdragon 820, 821 and the Snapdragon 835. The software allows users to use the Pixel’s always on HDR+ quality to take photos, without actually needing a Google Pixel.
The software allows users to use the Pixel’s always on HDR+ quality to take photos, without actually needing a Google Pixel.
The developer who created the technology goes by the name of B-S-G, and has posted a modified version of the Google Camera app, allowing HDR+ image processing on devices supporting the three processors mentioned above. The app was tested by XDA member Adam Conway, who mentioned a variety of devices he tested on. This includes devices like the OnePLus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8. Conway says he found improvements in image quality.
Further, XDA inspected the code behind the application and reported that their was nothing malicious with it. The developers apparently found references to Muskie Pixel XL2, a rumoured version of the Pixel that has been heard about earlier.