We are arising on a 12 months since Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed off a nifty obstruction-removal function in Google Footage at I/O 2017 — you recognize, the only the place a chain-link fence is magically got rid of from a photograph of a woman at bat. Some Pollyannas have been hoping Google would provide an replace at the now-mythical function at this 12 months’s developer convention. Whilst the corporate introduced some cool improvements to Google Footage at I/O 2018, there was once no reliable follow-up at the destiny of the buzzworthy function confirmed off closing 12 months. However now there may be phrase that it’s been deprioritized and is probably not anyplace as regards to a rollout.

Google Footage product lead David Lieb and Google Footage product supervisor Ben Greenwood advised XDA Builders that the object-removal era works, however that it has taken a backseat to higher-priority pieces on their to-do record for the product. The staff is that specialize in what they deem to be maximum vital for customers.

Lieb repeated this in a separate dialog with 9to5Google, including, “I wouldn’t say it’s coming very quickly.” That is even though Pichai stated it might be coming “very quickly” eventually 12 months’s I/O. A tipster additionally knowledgeable 9to5Google that the function had “critical underlying problems” that Google has but to get to the bottom of, and that once (if?) it ultimately rolls out, it may not be “as firstly marketed.”

We now have noticed Google‘s pc imaginative and prescient and symbol processing era take away glare from photograph scans and take away watermarks from pictures, however the particular obstruction-removal software is obviously a long way from being consumer-ready. Whilst this replace is unquestionably a bummer, particularly given the hope-lifting promise that it might be to be had “quickly,” it is arduous to consider the absence of this selection being that essential to the standard Google Footage consumer.

It’s, then again, a well timed reminder that new programs of era proven off in cool demos with out particular liberate dates aren’t assured to make it to our gadgets the way in which they are proven on degree, if in any respect.