Google’s Photo Unblur feature was pure magic when it made its debut late last year, giving users the ability to take blurred photos and making them usable. The feature will reportedly be released with the upcoming Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro.
While the feature has remained an exclusive to Google Pixel 7 series devices, it looks like the folks at Google could be working on similar feature that will tackle blurry videos.
According to 9to5Google, who’ve done a breakdown of a recent Google Photos APK, discovered that there’s a Video Unblur feature. The team was able to force the UI to appear in the Photos app, but unfortunately, that’s pretty much where the trail ends for now. Although the UI has been implemented, none of the Unblur feature doesn’t seem to work. Furthermore, the team was able to find new video overlays, that can be used to change the color and mood of video. Again, the overlays were present, but it did not have any effect when applied
Though the features currently does not seem to work, the report suggested that they could be introduced with the arrival of the Pixel 8 series handsets.
While all of this certainly sounds interesting, it’s important to note that this feature was discovered as part of a deep dive into a recently released APK for Google Photos. Although the data is there, this doesn’t mean that it’s going to make it to a final build of the software. Of course, we’re just a couple of months out from Google I/O and the potential launch of Google’s next hardware, so there is a chance we might here about this feature sooner than we think. With that said, hopefully this is a feature that will be more widely available and not just designated for the newest Pixel devices launched.
As the Google I/O event, where the tech giant is expected to launch its upcoming devices, is just a couple of months away, there is a chance we might hear about this feature sooner than we think.