Lightroom for mobile: Ability to Import raw photos to convert them to HDR

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The desktop version has this capability but I haven't seen it in the mobile version. I know the app now has the ability to take pictures with the phone and make HDR photos, but I'd really like to transfer pictures onto a tablet and convert them to HDR using android.

Having the cloud is awesome, but if I can't convert transferred RAW files to HDR while I'm in field on my phone or android tablet, then I'll probably have to lug around a laptop.

Does the app have this function already and maybe I'm missing it? Or are there any plans to add this function in the future?
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Kent Messamore

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The HDR ability has been added to Lightroom Mobile and it works.  However, there are some very strict limitations on it.  "Note: for iOS users, the HDR mode requires a device that can capture in DNG such as an iPhone 6, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, iPhone SE, or iPad Pro 9.7′′. For Android users, the Samsung S7, S7 Edge, Google Pixel, and Pixel XL are supported."
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I agree, it would be really useful to convert raw files (ones not shot with the built in camera) in Lightroom mobile. It would take a lot of processing power, so I'm not sure mobile devices will be up to the job yet, but perhaps it could be done in the cloud.