Google is wrapping up 2023 by gifting its Pixel hardware lineup with an avalanche of AI-powered features. The new capabilities exclusively enhance the flagship Pixel 8 Pro smartphone while also broadly upgrading photography, productivity, and connectivity across Pixel models.
Headlining the December update is Video Boost for the Pixel 8 Pro’s camera. Using Google’s proprietary computational photography algorithms, it can overhaul the visual quality of your video clips after you shoot them, (Google leans into AI with Pixel 8 series). You simply upload videos to the cloud and Google AI goes to work adjusting colors, brightness, stability, and sharpness until the footage looks sublime.
Another video breakthrough debuting on the Pixel 8 Pro is Night Sight mode for capturing content in ultra low light environments. Already available for photos, Night Sight now taps into the power of AI to reduce noise and boost clarity for vivid time lapses or nighttime videos.
Beyond the Pixel 8 Pro’s custom features, all Pixel devices gain upgrades spanning the camera, apps, ecosystem integration, and more. Google Photos introduces Balanced Portrait Lighting to eliminate harsh shadows on faces. The patented Photo Unblur algorithm sees optimization to sharpen pet fur and facial details.
Dual screen previews, USB webcam functionality (supports display output to external monitor via USB-C to HDMI adapter), enhanced receipt scanning, and additional security safeguards round out the product refinement updates made to Pixel hardware. Meanwhile, closer ties between Pixel phones and watches unlock more convenient access, audio sharing, information display, and productivity features when using Google devices together.
And these are just the highlights – dozens of tiny AI-enabled tweaks in the December update improve Pixel performance across system apps, widgets, watch faces, and vulnerability patches.
The sheer range demonstrates Google’s determination to lead the innovation race across hardware and software. Pixel customers benefit from the company’s vast data resources and AI leadership to continuously evolve their user experience. And the Pixel Perfect updates keep on coming – Google consistently enhances Pixel devices every month with customer-centric upgrades big and small.
For Pixel 8 Pro buyers, the supercharged video capabilities through Video Boost and Night Sight alone may warrant the high-end smartphone purchase this holiday season. And Pixel users of all models end 2023 with expanded features thanks to Google’s inexhaustible technology pipeline. When it comes to smart AI integration that feels borderline magical, it pays to live in Google’s Pixel ecosystem.