Google Photos is being updated with a new version 3.6. While the new update will not exactly being in new features, the teardown begs to differ. As per the teardown by AndroidPolice the Google Photos comes bundled with a couple of interesting features. The new update bundles face detection for even pets, and it will also allow grouping of face detection. Google is also expected to being in the Motion feature that is pretty much similar to the Apple Live Photos. Last but not the least the Google Lens may be a Pixel exclusive after all.
The Motion (also called Microvideos) will capture three seconds of video before and after the shot. We are not sure how this will be paired up with Motion Stills that was released earlier this year. Teardown being a teardown heavily relies on educated guesses and borderline speculation. The promotional text that reads “see your photos come to life”, going by this it is pretty evident that the app will generate a small video with elements in motion.
The line also mentions an electronic stabilization method and says the following “keep video trimmed to stabilize shaky motion.” In this case, the app will mostly trim some pixels and edges in order to achieve a much stable video.The Google Lens is being touted as a Pixel only feature, and it is only now that we have a piece of evidence that corroborates. The teardown has revealed a major part of the welcome message that Google Lens will be showing and all of the messages are attested with a “Pixel Preview” subtitle. The brighter part though is that it is still addressed as “Preview, ” and perhaps it will be released to the other devices at a much later date, something that happened with Google Assistant.
That apart the most interesting feature for me personally is the pet face detection. This feature has helped me umpteen number of times when I wanted to group the pictures with certain people in the frame. With the feature up and running Google Photos will be able to spot your pet and will also keep an active lookout for animals in your photos. This makes me wonder how well the pet detection feature will work on the Google Photos and whether or not it will differentiate pets of the same breed.