The Magic Eraser has been one of the standout features of Pixel phones since the launch of the Pixel 6 in 2021 and has been the focus of much of Google’s smartphone ads. But it is no longer a Pixel exclusive.
Magic Eraser is now available to all Android users as well as iOS users who have a Google One subscription. This feature is offered on all plans, meaning you can get it for as little as $1.99 per month. Meanwhile, users of older Pixel devices will get the upgrade for free.
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The news means that all users of modern smartphones can now access a number of features that were previously limited to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 range.
The Magic Eraser is undoubtedly the star of the show. This Photoshop-style tool automatically removes photobombers, power lines, and other unwanted objects from images without requiring any design skills. It also offers a camouflage feature that helps unwanted distractions blend into the background if you can’t easily remove them.
Plus, you can use a new Video HDR effect that improves the balance between the brightest and darkest parts of your video clips, and a bunch of new collage styles, as well as combining one style into one image. College with the ability to apply. Lastly, you also get free shipping on print orders, but only if you’re in the US or Canada, EU or UK.
All of these features are available in the Google Photos app on Android and iOS. They’re free for all Pixel users, though Google says there may be a wait for them to become available on older devices.
Everyone else can access them by subscribing to Google One. Plans start at $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year for 100GB of cloud storage. If you are an existing user, you will automatically get the update. If not, that becomes a good reason to consider moving your files to Google’s servers.
Pixel loses an exclusive
While the arrival of Magic Eraser on phones like the Galaxy S23 or iPhone 14 is fantastic news for those with those devices, it does mean that the Pixel range loses one of its most attractive specifications and biggest selling points. It still has some neat tricks left in it, like Photo Unblur, though we can only assume they’ll become even more widely available in the future.