Pixel: Google is canceling the camera feature for good reason

Google has not mentioned a function from the camera app that was previously available on the new Pixel smartphones.

In the last few weeks, Google has secretly deprived its current Pixel smartphones of the upper price ranges of a function, which actually no user can be upset about. At the beginning of Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, it was possible to switch to the ultra-wide-angle camera for astrophotography. This increases the viewing angle, but the camera lens and sensor are not designed for this – the image quality was sometimes horrible.

Google prevents bad photos

A really good example of what we just wrote about:

Pixel: Google is canceling the camera feature for good reason
via Google Support

In any case, Google has deactivated with Google Camera 8.1 that users can switch to the ultra-wide-angle camera when astrophotography is activated. The anger about this is great again, but I can understand Google’s step very well. You could give the users the choice, but on the other hand, it is Google’s way not to give bad user experience a chance in the first place.