The past week has been quite exciting for fans of the Google Pixel smartphones. We found out the Google Pixel 4’s LTE connectivity, Motion Sense gesture regional availability, rear and front design, 90Hz display, zoom capability, RAM capacity, Pixel Themes app, and possible new camera features. If the Pixel smartphones are good at one thing, it’s their camera quality, so it’s no surprise that a lot of the attention has focused on the late 2019 Pixel camera hardware and software. After 9to5Google leaked new camera details on the Pixel 4, we learned that the Google Camera app contains a lot of hidden information that could reveal key Google Pixel 4 camera features.
An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.
XDA Senior Member cstark27 is a member of our community who is best known for his work on modifying the Google Camera app to unlock features that aren’t supported on older Pixel smartphones. He was the first to enable Night Sight in the Google Camera app before the feature widely rolled out last year, for example. He first spotted new camera features being added to Google Camera 6.3, the same APK version which hinted at the Pixel 4 having a telephoto camera (a finding that was corroborated not once but twice.) We examined the first 6.3 APK from July as well as the latest build from late August and confirmed the following code is still present. We also examined the last 6.2 APK and confirmed that the code for these features is not present, indicating that these are indeed new features. Furthermore, all of these features are marked “experimental2019,” so only 2019 Pixel smartphones will have them. We know that the Pixel 3a doesn’t include these features, so that leaves the Pixel 4 as the likely candidate.
First up is a feature that has only recently made its way into the smartphone space: Audio Zoom. Audio Zoom is likely similar to the Zoom-in Mic feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, a feature which uses the microphones to adjust the audio focus when you zoom in …read more
Source:: Daily Times