Google is improving how its camera phones photograph black skin

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Google has announced that it is working to improve the cameras on its Pixel smartphones to be more inclusive of darker skin colors by making them more color accurate and improving exposures.

At Google's recent I/O keynote address, Android VP Sameer Samat revealed the company is working together with a diverse group of industry and imaging experts, who are advising Google on how to adjust its auto white balance and exposure settings on Pixel smartphones, as well as offering general aesthetic advice. 

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).