It’s update Wednesday and look what just showed up on Google Play, Google’s official Camera app! According to the change-log, the new app is designed for tablets and phones running Android 4.4 KitKat — though it doesn’t specify if there’s any other limitations beyond this.
As you can tell, the biggest change from the ‘stock’ Camera app found on devices like the Nexus 5 is the brand new UI. There’s also a new lense blur feature, the ability to undo a segment in photosphere that you don’t want, new animations when taking videos and images, and several other minor feature changes. There’s even the long promised viewfinder fix, and likely at least a few other bug fixes.
Even more important, Google Camera’s arrival to the Play Store means that Google will now be able to push out updates quicker, which is a welcome change to say the least.
The new Lens Blur mode in action:
Here’s the full description, for those interested:
• Photo Spheres for immersive 360º views
• Lens Blur mode for SLR-like photos with shallow depth of field
• Panorama mode with high resolution
• 100% viewfinder for getting the maximum resolution from the sensor (no dropped pixels)
• Updated UI that gets out of your way and is centered on an extra large capture button
• Works on phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat
If you happen to be in one of the markets rolling out the Camera app already, you’ll be able to find it on Google Play. If not? We’re fortunate enough to have the APK ready to go for you by clicking here!