To get the Pixel 4a’s price as low as possible, Google had to rethink its smartphone strategy completely. For one, the fun color combinations that had become a hallmark of the Pixel line are out. Early renders showed the Pixel 4a clad in a handful of whimsical finishes — my personal favorite was this baby blue number. Continue reading How Google made its newest Pixel phone so cheap at E-Crypto News.
After leaving Google in March, Marc Levoy, the imaging expert who helped create some of the Pixel lineup’s most important computational photography features, has landed at Adobe. In an email, the Photoshop-maker said Levoy will “spearhead company-wide technology initiatives focused on computational photography and emerging products, centered on the concept of a universal camera app.” Precisely what that universal camera app will entail Adobe hasn’t said yet. Continue reading Adobe taps former Pixel exec to build a universal camera app at E-Crypto News.