According to an APK teardown performed by 9to5Google, Google is preparing a Video Unblur tool that sounds like an expansion of the Photo Unblur feature launched alongside the Pixel 7 within Google Photos.
That would suggest a means of sharpening the quality of images captured in video via machine learning. Given the timing of the report, the feature could launch in time for the Pixel 8 series, as an exclusive feature this autumn.
On the Pixel 7, Photo Unblur works on photos taken on any camera, rather than just the Pixel 7 itself, enabling users to go back through their backed up images and fix them in Google Photos. Right now that remains an exclusive feature for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro users.
The site8217;s boffins managed to unpack the APK and even generate the UI for the feature, although it isn8217;t functional yet. The report speculates it has not been developed fully yet. The teardown also showcased a total of 14 new video effects that would presumably be available as part of a revamped set of video tweaking tools.
The Pixel 8 series is likely to launch in October, if previous precedent is followed. However, this is also something we might see Google preview at the Google I/O keynote in May, which is returning to an in-person event this year.
Also in prospect before the Pixel 8 is the Pixel 7a mid-ranger and the long-awaited Pixel Fold. The leaks are starting to come thick and fast ahead of the release of Google8217;s smartphone line-up for 2023.