Google Engineer Raises the Bar On Low Light Smartphone Photography

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Recent rumours have it that the Pixel and Pixel XL from a year ago will be followed by a Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, and possibly a mysterious third device in 2017.

Both the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 no longer had any more guarantee of Android version updates since last October, so it is pretty much luck of the draw if you were to continue using them. He stopped well short of offering up any sort of details, but if you go fishing for information like we did, you'll discover three potential Pixel 2 handsets, each one codenamed after a large fish. While Muskie and Walleye appear to be the successors to Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, we are still not sure about Taimen.

The company is also pledging to release regular security updats for the Pixel devices until October 2019, meaning your smartphone will be protected against the threats Google detects until then.

The Google Support page for Pixel has been added now, with an expected 2 year life-span for OS updates, with a 3 year life-span for security updates. The current Google Pixel has been widely lauded as one of the best phone cameras on the market, and previous efforts like the Nexus 6P also pushed the game forward, but a software engineer within the company is looking to improve low-light performance in Android phones with an experimental app and post-production process. The iPhone 5, for instance, was released all the way back in 2012, an age in smartphone years.

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Google Pixel the second generation will receive protection from water standard IP67 or IP68 which can withstand immersion to a depth of five feet for half an hour.

And while it looks like the company will not be paying much attention to providing such updates once October 2018 hits, the wording suggests it might not be a complete cut-off.

Before you get too excited, you should know Google doesn't have anything to announce. Qualcomm, which builds the wide majority of chipsets that power Android smartphones, especially those sold in the United States, is required to develop and optimize drivers to support every major system update.

Unlike other manufacturers, Google always maintains a page where one can find the end-of-life for Google-made devices.

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