Artificial Intelligence

Google Pixel 8 Pro gets anticipated AI Core update

28th November 2023
Harry Fowle

Users of the Pixel 8 Pro are set to receive a new update for Google's AI Core app, enhancing AI-based capabilities.

This background service is integral for operating AI-driven features on Android devices. It ensures that these features remain updated and extends AI capabilities to additional applications.

AI Core has been a feature on Pixel phones and tablets since the initial roll-out of Android 14. However, today's update marks its first official upgrade, taking the app version from 0.release.539035001 to 0.release.582652206. Currently, this update is exclusive to Pixel 8 Pro devices operating on both the stable and beta (QPR1 and QPR2) versions of Android 14. As of now, this update does not extend to the Pixel 8 or earlier Pixel models.

The role of AI Core is largely behind the scenes, but it is crucial for facilitating AI-powered experiences on the Pixel 8 Pro. It operates predominantly as a background service and is involved in a variety of features, such as automatic scene detection for the camera, improved Google Assistant responses, and more tailored recommendations. These capabilities are among the unique smart features distinguishing the Pixel 8 Pro from other smartphones.

AI Core is also tasked with managing the device's AI models that enable functions like Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur. These models are regularly updated to enhance their performance, with AI Core ensuring the latest versions are installed on the device.

As AI functionalities become more integral in daily life, updates like this to Google’s AI Core app are pivotal in maximizing the capabilities of AI on Pixel 8 Pro devices. This is a key development in the ongoing evolution of AI technology.

For Pixel 8 Pro users, it's recommended to check the Google Play Store for this update, although it should also be automatically rolled out in the coming days. With the AI Core update, Pixel 8 Pro users can anticipate a more intuitive and intelligent user experience, underpinned by Google's latest AI developments.

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