Google Photos AI tools hitting older Pixels, coming to other Android devices

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Google has decided to make a bunch of AI tools from Google Photos open to everyone. Yes, that includes Magic Editor and a bunch of other tools. We knew this will happen since last month, but it’s now actually happening, starting with older Pixel phones. The rollout has started, and it’s coming to all Android and iOS devices soon.

Google Photos’ AI tools are now open to everyone, but with some limitations

There are some things to note here, including some caveats. These tools are becoming available to both Android and iOS users, without the need to have a Google One subscription.

With that in mind, there are some limitations in place. You will be able to save up to 10 edited photos per month using Magic Editor. If you’d like to do more, you’ll need a Google One Premium plan or a Pixel smartphone.

Also, Android users need to meet specific hardware requirements in order to have access to the tools. You’ll need a smartphone running Android 8.0 or newer, 4GB of RAM and a 64-bit processor.

Many users will easily meet Google’s requirements

Granted, many people easily meet these requirements, so the features will actually be available to a ton of people. The vast majority of people probably also won’t be editing more than 10 photos per month, via the Magic Editor, so it will be a useful tool for some.

It would, of course, be great if such limitations were not put in place, but… this is better than nothing, right? You do get access to very useful tools in Google Photos. Making free something that wasn’t free before is a good thing.

Users are getting access to Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, Unblur, and many other photo and video enhancements/tools that are usually a part of the Google One subscription.

As mentioned earlier, these features are rolling out to both Android and iOS users. We’re not sure if they’re a part of an update or a server-side change, but it’s likely the latter. The features are rolling out, but it may be a gradual rollout, so keep that in mind.

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