Yesterday, Google announced a nice update for their custom imaging chip: the Pixel Visual Core.  They now added the addition of their outstanding HDR+ software technology for 3rd party apps.  More specifically Instagram, Snapchat, & WhatsApp.  

So what does that mean exactly?  These apps outside of Google’s Camera app can take advantage of Google’s computation photography & machine learning to give you the best images for the aforementioned apps.  So the Pixel Visual Core will learn to take better photos in dim lighting, faster shutter for faster shots while taking on less power for processing.  

The update is set to arrive as part of their February Android security patch.  I stop using SnapChat & barely used WhatsApp.  I’ll be looking forward to using this when the update comes in for IG.  What’re your thoughts on how Google is utilizing their imaging processor thus far?