Pixel 4's Newfangled Astrophotography Mode is Rolling Out to Older Pixels

By Shabana Arif on at

Google's newest smartphone has a nifty feature that lets it capture decent photos of the night sky, and it's coming to older devices.

The Google camera update 7.2 is reliant on software, so it's possible to bring the too older handsets to up speed without much faff. We got a look at the mode last month and it seemed pretty impressive. Well now the whole family of phones can get in on the action, or at least those who own a Pixel 2, 3, 3XL, and 3a. It'll be rolling out in the next couple of days.

The UI has been tweaked slightly, with a hidden overlay menu taking the place of  the bar at the top of the screen. Sharing images to social media just got a lot easier to, with the new Social Share feature that lets you upload your snaps to various platforms quicker than before.

Burst photos have gone - holding the shutter button now will record a short clip, which is handy because I only ever use burst photo by accident. The rollout is staggered, by all accounts, so if it's not ready to download yet, sit tight.  [Pocket-lint]

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