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Tech & Science Pixel 2’s ‘Portrait Mode’ unofficially makes it to non-Google phones

12:23  05 january  2018
12:23  05 january  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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But this photo tech might not be exclusive to Google' s flagship phone anymore: Members of XDA Developers community got Portrait Mode working on other devices, from the original Pixel to non - Google devices running Android Oreo.

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While Google's Pixel 2 didn't change much from its predecessor, which came out only a year before, one of the newer smartphone's standout features is the background-blurring Portrait mode. But this photo tech might not be exclusive to Google's flagship phone anymore: Members of XDA Developers community got Portrait Mode working on other devices, from the original Pixel to non-Google devices running Android Oreo.

XDA Senior Member Charles_I, known for previous Google Camera mods, was the first to port the Portrait Mode software beyond the Pixel 2, getting it working on the Pixel & Pixel XL as well as Google's Nexus 5X and 6P phones via a custom app. Then XDA Senior Member Arnova8G2 adjusted that app to work on a broad range of non-Google devices, with users reporting it functioning on Xiaomi, OnePlus and Moto G5s Plus phones.

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But this photo tech might not be exclusive to Google' s flagship phone anymore: Members of XDA Developers community got Portrait Mode working on other devices, from the original Pixel to non - Google devices running Android Oreo.

But this photo tech might not be exclusive to Google' s flagship phone anymore: Members of XDA Developers community got Portrait Mode working on other devices, from the original Pixel to non - Google devices running Android Oreo.

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