Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a new Visual Core co-processor unlike the first edition. This processor reportedly uses Intel’s chip and should improve the speed and battery of the smartphone, when using Google’s HDR+ technology to take pictures and videos as well as better using AI work in applications.
After confirming Google had used Intel as well as Qualcomm, the tech giant also stated that no other chip currently used within their products had the specification Google wants for its smartphones, a reason why the collaboration was formed.
Joining together with and AI chipset isn’t the first collaboration the two companies have done, Google Clips features Intel’s on-device machine learning whilst its partner company Waymo is currently working on self-driving cars with Intel.
Although the chip has been developed, the co-processor has not yet been enabled so the newest Google smartphones have not explored and taken advantage of the AI features just yet.
Google and Intel’s processor chip is expected to be activated alongside the Android 8.1 Oreo preview in the next few weeks.
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