Technology Google Camera with HDR+ can be ported to any device using a Hexagon 680 processor

13:16  13 august  2017
13:16  13 august  2017 Source:   The Verge

Samsung Galaxy S9: 5 Expected Features

  Samsung Galaxy S9: 5 Expected Features The device, expected to launch next year, will improve on the S8's features such as the 10nm processor and edge-to-edge display.The Galaxy S9 might have a 2018 release date but it is expected to represent another leapfrog moment for Samsung post S8. The device is expected to build on the S8’s features.

A Ukrainian app developer has found a way to port that software to any device that uses a Hexagon 680 digital signal processor , so users can take their own HDR+ pictures without the Google Pixel. The developer, who goes by the name B-S-G, posted up a modified version of Google Camera

hexagon - 680 - processor -android?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Nothing interesting fantastic images are just from the camera on the iPhone, the rest far behind. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo.

  Google Camera with HDR+ can be ported to any device using a Hexagon 680 processor © Provided by The Verge

We’re big fans of the Google Pixel’s camera, which uses some complex software to take its fantastic images. A Ukrainian app developer has found a way to port that software to any device that uses a Hexagon 680 digital signal processor, so users can take their own HDR+ pictures without the Google Pixel.

adventurearms
The 4 best airline credit cards for 2017
Do You Qualify?
Sponsored by CompareCards

The developer, who goes by the name B-S-G, posted up a modified version of Google Camera, that brings the HDR + image processing to any device using a Hexagon 680 digital signal processor, which includes ones equipped with a Snapdragon 820, 821, or 835 processor. XDA writer Adam Conway reported that he tested the revised app on an variety of devices — an LG G6, a OnePlus 3, a OnePlus 3T, a OnePlus 5 and a Samsung Galaxy S8 — and found some real improvements with the resulting images.

Smartphone diagnostic test could render labs obsolete

  Smartphone diagnostic test could render labs obsolete Scientists have created a smartphone accessory that can test liquid samples for disease. The device is called a TRI Analyzer, it costs $550, and it puts a medical testing laboratory in the palm of your hand.Researchers at the University of Illinois created the spectral-analysis device using a 3D-printer and and some ingenious engineering. The device can process samples of blood, saliva, or urine using the light from your phone’s flash, and the optics from its camera. It’s also highly adaptable.

That’s because the Pixel’s HDR+ is leveraging the Snapdragon 821’s new Hexagon digital signal processor processor . Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the subsidiary behind the company’s camera modules, has published some examples of a device using a dual- camera setup while detailing new

A Ukrainian developer who goes by the name of B-S-G on the forum 4PDA, was able to port a working Google Camera APK with HDR+ processing onto devices with the Hexagon 680 ISP (found on the Snapdragon 820, 821, and 835 SoCs).

XDA also looked at the code to make sure that there wasn’t anything malicious in it, and proclaimed it safe to install. While doing so, they found references to Muskie (a rumored Pixel device that appears to have been shelved) Pixel XL2, which leads them to suspect that the modifications are tricking the app into thinking that it’s running on the Google Pixel’s successor.

While this is a cool improvement, it should be noted that the software in the Google Pixel is specifically tailored for the camera hardware in the device. This isn’t going to give you a perfect Pixel camera, but it does look as though it can put Google’s software to work for your images if you don’t have one.

Google may be readying its own smart headphones .
It could be Google's answer to AirPods.As for release details? Those are also up in the air. Given the timing, though, it wouldn't be shocking if Google had Bisto ready for its now-customary fall hardware event, which could include new Pixel phones, a reborn Chromebook Pixel and an entry-level Home speaker. An Assistant-powered set of cans definitely makes sense. Google is betting big on AI, and that means making AI technology available wherever possible.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!