Google introduced its smartphones Google Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro earlier this year 2021 with a bunch of new features. One of those features is the Magic Erasure tool that lets you select and remove objects from the image.
Google Pixel 6 and . are turned on Pixel 6 Pro Powered by Google’s Tensor chipset, which is more powerful than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 and also better than Samsung’s Exynos 2100. Google’s new chips come with a heavy focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and according to Google, they are behind some of the software-related features of the Pixel 6.
One such feature is Magic Eraser, which is becoming increasingly popular these days. Google has clarified that this feature is for its Tensor-powered phones only, however, that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. Let’s get to know this tool first before we start explaining the steps to install it on your phone.
What is Magic Eraser?
For those unaware, Magic Eraser is a new tool in Google Photos that works like the Content-Aware Fill option in Photoshop.
You can use it to remove unwanted elements like objects, objects, or anything in any photo using the power of artificial intelligence.
It is possible to try it on your smartphone now only with a special APK file for Google Photos. The most shocking fact is that there doesn’t seem to be a need for a Tensor chipset to use Magic Eraser.
Here is a video demonstration of the tool to know how Magic Eraser works:-
Does Magic Eraser work on devices other than Pixel 6
Magic Eraser requires your device to be running Android 12, which is still officially limited to Google Pixel smartphones.
Other devices running Android 12 beta can use Magic Eraser, but if your phone is not running Android 12, you will not be able to use it, but no less, most companies have started to adopt the new version of Android and have already started providing it to users but it is still in the initial stage (beta).
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How to install Pixel 6 Magic Eraser on your Android 12 smartphone
It’s simple, you have to install the APK version of the Google Photos app on Pixel phones and we’ll put the link for you in this article. But before installing the specific APK, you will need to install the Split APKs Installer (SAI) from the Google Play Store. Here are the remaining specific steps to get the feature on your Android 12 smartphone.
- Download the APK file of Google Photos from here.
- Open Split APKs Installer (SAI), click on “Install APKs” and select “System File Picker”. You will need to give it permission to access your files on your device.
- Then select the Google Photos APK file you just downloaded.
- Press “Install” and allow SAI to install unknown apps. A popup will take you to the correct settings screen.
- Click the “Update” button that will appear during installation.
- Now open Google Photos and try Magic Eraser, it will now be available on your smartphone.
- The feature will be available in the Edit button, within the Tools section.
It is possible that Google will correct this, and prevent smartphones that are not equipped with Tensor chips from using this feature.
The company can easily do this if they want, as this feature was supposed to be exclusive to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, at least for now. Until then, you can try and enjoy the feature, until Google patches it up.