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[APK] Google Camera 2.2 Brings Self-Timer, 16:9 Capture, and Two New Panorama Modes
About a month and a half ago, Google launched their Google Camera app in the Play Store. The app brought many new features such as a faux depth-of-field blur feature similar to what we’ve seen in the HTC’s Duo Camera System, but without the need for a separate sensor. While innovative, Google Camera was far from perfect, something that can be expected from any new application release. However, Google quickly filled in some of the gaps by releasing an update earlier this month that brought back the ability to take snapshots while recording video.
Now, Google has updated its camera app to version 2.2.024, and once again, they have ported previous camera functionality to the app. The two main features that today’s update brings are support for a camera self-timer (either three or ten seconds) and a new option to change your image capture aspect ratio from the default 4:3 to 16:9. In addition, there are a few other, more minor tweaks such as a new prompt upon first launch that lets you select between full sensor (4:3) and cropped sensor (16:9) capture, as well as a new pop-up that lets you know about the camera settings menu when switching between modes.
This app update will make its way out to consumer devices through the Play Store via a staged rollout. Naturally, not every device will be in initial wave. However, we’ve gone ahead and mirrored the APK over on our DevHost account for your sideloading pleasure.
Are you a fan of the new cropped capture mode, or are you like I am and would you rather capture at full resolution and crop later? What about the new self timer mode? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Update: As it turns out, this update also adds two new panorama shot modes: fisheye and wide-angle. Thanks to XDA Forum Member razdiver for the heads up!
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