A new leak hints at a new time-lapsed astrophotography setting for Pixel phones
Google asserts that its Camera app is an ideal aid to Android smartphone photography, particularly on its own Pixel series of phones. It facilitates the Night Sight feature on these devices, for one, which is rated to make even star-field shots taken with their mobile image sensors look good. Now, they might become capable of adding a new function to this mode.
According to a code tear-down conducted by a 9to5Google contributor, it will be called Astro Time Lapse, and, thus, is likely to be rated to do what it says on the tin. Then again, the term that backs this new leak up (CameraAstrotimelapseSettingController), is not found in the Google Camera app itself, but in a new update to the Pixel Tips app.
On the other hand, this update is also reportedly programmed to check for Camera v8.2.3 before running the new tutorial, whereas the current version is 8.2.2. Therefore, the blog hypothesizes that this "Astro Time Lapse" will form part of the Pixel Feature Drop. In addition, it might also be hyped during the rumored launch of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.