Google says Pixel Visual Core is not used for Pixel 2’s native camera app

The company said so in an interview published in November. Why is it the case that Facebook can use this machine-learning co-processor, but not Google Camera?

Pixel Visual Core for third-party apps finally activated in February 5 Android update

The Pixel Visual Core has been working for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners, but only in the main camera app. Now, add on Instagram and Snapchat.

Pixel Visual Core should make photos taken in Instagram not suck

At least, not suck entirely. We saw dynamic range adjustments improve the whole of the picture we Insta’d with the latest Android 8.1 developer preview.

Pixel Visual Core in Pixel 2 was made with Intel

Intel had its hand in helping the visual processing out for the Google Clips camera and on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as well.

Google Pixel Visual Core is the company’s machine-learning co-processor for Pixel 2

It’s the company’s first silicon and it’s here to help the Pixel 2’s image processing from computational work to HDR brushes.