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Pixel 2's Portrait mode being ported to non-Google devices as well

The Pixel 2's Portrait mode has been ported to the OnePlus 3. (Source: XDA Developers)
The Pixel 2's Portrait mode has been ported to the OnePlus 3. (Source: XDA Developers)
Following the porting of Google Camera's Portrait mode found exclusively in the Pixel 2 to older Google devices, other developers have joined the fray in the porting the feature to non-Google devices running Android Oreo.

We reported yesterday about the availability of Camera NX — a mod that allows users of older Google devices to take great Portrait pictures, which has so far been the dominion of the Pixel 2. Now, other developers have chimed in and have been successful in porting over the Portrait mode to non-Google devices running Android Oreo.

XDA Senior Member, Arnova8G2, could modify Charles Chow's Camera NX app to work on devices updated to Android Oreo such as the OnePlus 3 and 3T, Moto G5S Plus, Xiaomi Mi 5 and 5S, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (running Oreo beta). The new mod does not require root and most 64-bit on Google's latest OS should be able to run it. The mod currently works only with the rear camera and support for the front camera can be expected soon.

If you're interested in getting the mod, follow the developer's thread at the XDA forums for more information.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-01- 2 (Update: 2018-01- 2)
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.