Major Google Pixel 4 camera feature now landing on older models

Joanna Estrada
November 8, 2019

Google Pixel 4's astrophotography mode is now available on the older Pixel models. However, not every Pixel owner has received the update till now.

Yet another day, yet another compromise on the Pixel 4.

Google introduced its new astrophotography mode along with the Pixel 4 last month.

The update also adds framing hints that will be displayed when the camera detects that you're tilting your phone, and the ability to start recording a video by long-pressing the shutter button.

If Google is dropping the price, we may see the handsets cheaper at other retailers too - it is nearly Black Friday after all, a holiday that means diddly squat but has been co-opted to give everyone an excuse to blow their cash load before Christmas. Some Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 users have also said that they're getting the camera update on Reddit.

We're not sure what's holding back the Pixel 4 November update.

While astrophotography is the headline feature of the Google Camera 7.2 update, other changes include tweaks to the interface, and a Social Share option for quickly sharing shots.

Meanwhile a Gold Product Expert, someone who is a trusted and active member of the forum, said, "the update is rolling out and you should see it in the next few weeks". The Pixel 4 now maxes out at 450 nits, but it can achieve 610 nits, according to Rahman's investigations. Let us know in the comments section below.

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