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Google Camera with HDR+ Supposedly Working on Exynos Galaxy S7/S8/Note 8

Up until now, the Snapdragon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy Note 8 could install and use the unofficial Google Camera HDR+ port to benefit from its image processing, but the Exynos variants of these devices were out of luck. This changes today, as the unofficial Google Camera HDR+...

Third Generation Amazon Fire TV Announced, Includes 4K UHD and HDR Support at $69.99

The Amazon Fire TV has been one of the best-selling digital media players available in the market, ever since it was introduced back in 2014. The first-generation player included 2 GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and support for 1080p video playback, making it a compelling package back in the day. The second-generation...

You Can Now Watch 4K HDR Content with Google Play Movies & TV

Streaming movies and TV shows to your television in 1080p Full HD might still be the norm for a lot of people, but when you're ready to make the jump to 4K HDR, Google now has you covered. You've previously been able to steam 4K Ultra HD content on Google Play Movies & TV, and today,...

Google’s Royalty-Free Answer to HEVC: A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Codecs

Almost 5 years ago Google first released VP9, the royalty free video codec that aimed to replace H.264 as the primary codec for online streaming and media consumption. While VP9 was not completely successful in that task, it has laid the foundation for Google’s next generation codec, AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), which is looking extremely...

Netflix Brings HDR & Dolby Vision Support to Mobile, Only Supports the LG G6 Right Now

HDR has been available on TVs and even some desktop monitors for a while now, and it helps to enhance the quality of the video you're watching. Google itself added support for HDR video content on YouTube late last year, but even today it's only available on a limited number of videos. We're starting to see...

Sony IMX378: Comprehensive Breakdown of the Google Pixel’s Sensor and its Features

IMX378 Overview We reached out to Sony to try to learn a bit more about the IMX378 sensor that is used by the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, as well as by the Xiaomi Mi 5S. Unfortunately, Sony was not able to distribute the datasheet for the Exmor RS IMX378 sensor just yet, but they were extremely...

I/O 2016: NVIDIA, Google Boost SHIELD Android TV Rule of Living Room

Media Embraces Android TV After the keynote we were treated to news that media giants Viacom, Disney and CNN are all jumping on board the Android TV train. Disney is soon releasing support for the platform to its WatchESPN, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC News and Freeform apps in Google Play. Viacom is also joining in by...