Google One users get features in the photo app that were previously available exclusively on Pixel phones: Several editing functions for photos will soon be available for subscribers to the Google service. The se features can also be used on Google’s own Pixel phones, but were not previously available on other smartphones.
The free versions of these features available on other phones will only work if the photo already contains depth information. Members of Google One also get new AI filters that automatically improve the brightness and contrast of images after selection.
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The primary advantage of the subscription is the larger cloud storage space for photos and services such as Gmail: Instead of the 15 GB that every Google account receives as standard, Google One subscribers can use 100 GB of cloud storage in the basic subscription.
Recently, Google has taken steps to remove some of these features from its Pixel phones: While earlier Pixel smartphones also offered unlimited storage space for photos in full quality, saved photos on newer Pixel devices are credited to the cloud space as normal. In January, Google also removed unlimited photo storage from Pixel 2 smartphones.
The new functions are to be distributed to subscribers of Google One in the coming days. A cell phone with at least 3 GB of RAM and Android 8 is required.