Pixel 2’s Portrait Mode Gets Ported to Older Google Phones, Non-Google Phones Running Oreo

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One of the better features on the Pixel 2’s outstanding camera is Portrait Mode, which focuses on a single subject (human or not) and provides a lovely bokeh effect around said subject. This feature, of course, has been exclusive to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but thanks to the hard work of developers, a modded version of the Google Camera apk, called Camera NX, enables Google’s Portrait Mode on older Google devices, as well as non-Google devices running Oreo. The original version of Camera ...

Google’s AR Stickers Arrive on Pixel and Pixel 2!

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Google’s AR Stickers, a feature first revealed during the October 4 Pixel hardware event, is now available on all Pixel phones, including the original Pixel and new Pixel 2 lines. You’ll need to update a couple of apps in order to  get them, but we’ve got both linked below for quick access. What are AR Stickers? Google explains it as a Mode in your camera, which is exactly what it is. You open your camera, slideout the side menu to access modes, and then choose AR ...

Download and Try Out the Pixel 2’s Custom Launcher and Camera App

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Courtesy of the good folks over at XDA, the Pixel 2’s custom Pixel Launcher and updated Google Camera app with Motion Photo and Face Retouching are available for download and installing on other Android-powered devices. For the Pixel Launcher, it appears it will work on any Android device running Lollipop or higher. We downloaded and tested it on a Pixel XL running Oreo and it is working flawlessly, Google Now intact. If you are curious about what’s so fancy about it, well, the search bar has been ...