Recently, Google roll out HDR playback feature in YouTube. The HDR feature was not lineup by the Google Pixel and Nexus devices. However, the other flagship smartphone of the year like Galaxy S8 and Note 8, LG G6 features with the HDR playback for videos. Google always works for the satisfaction of customers, and now the company find a solution for its devices for the support of the HDR Playback YouTube videos feature by introducing a software.

pixel hdr support Google introduces software for the support of YouTube HDR to its Pixel devices

Reports and rumors confirms there is no hardware for the support of HDR feature for Pixel and Pixel XL. The announcement of Google devices will be support for the YouTube HDR videos, it was surprise for the users, how Google devices support YouTube HDR with out support. Google announce the feature is supported on the basis of the software in its smartphone devices. Google says;

We’re using a highly optimized software decoder and custom rendering stack, and were able to extend support to Pixel devices. Next generation mobile devices with hardware acceleration will perform even better. Usually, OEMs have to work closely with SoC vendors to make sure a phone’s hardware can decode HDR video bitstreams.”

Google Pixel and Pixel XL are already supporting the YouTube HDR playback feature, while the next generation Pixel smartphone devices will receive the support in next month. According to the report, following list of devices that support YouTube HDR playback.

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • LG V30
  • LG G6
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Talking about the real waterproof smartphones, what options do we have in addition to the Samsung's newly released flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 plus?