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Google Camera with HDR+ Supposedly Working on Exynos Galaxy S7/S8/Note 8

Up until now, the Snapdragon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy Note 8 could install and use the unofficial Google Camera HDR+ port to benefit from its image processing, but the Exynos variants of these devices were out of luck. This changes today, as the unofficial Google Camera HDR+...

Google Camera NX Brings Motion Photo, Face Retouching, and more to the Nexus 5X/6P

The unofficial Google Camera HDR+ has proven popular for non-Pixel devices, as it improves image quality in many cases. However, it's worth noting that HDR+ wasn't actually launched with the Google Pixel - instead, it's been a mainstay of Google Camera ever since the release of the Nexus 5 in 2013. The major change with...

How Google Camera HDR+ Improves the Image Quality of Xiaomi Budget Phones

Xiaomi is currently the second largest smartphone manufacturer in India, and for good reason. Consistently, the manufacturer has posted class-leading performance and display quality at an exceptional value for its price. One thing, however, that Xiaomi hasn’t yet been able to nail is the camera performance of their budget smartphones. Thankfully, we now have the Google...

Download Google Camera App with Motion Photo + Face Retouching on the Google Pixel

Google-branded smartphones weren't always known for their stellar camera quality. The Google Nexus smartphone series featured generally average picture-taking quality (though the Nexus 6P was a step above the rest). It wasn't until the company started to take a more hardware-centric focus with the Google Pixel line-up that their smartphones' camera quality would noticeably improve. Part...

Google Camera HDR+ Port Updated with RAW Support, HDR Customization, and Major Bug Fixes

Just over a month ago, we saw a Ukrainian developer known as B-S-G bring the Google Camera app with working HDR+ to many non-Google devices. A while after the initial release, the port was updated with support for Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL) as well as greater compatibility for the OnePlus 3/3T and other Snapdragon 820 devices....

There’s an Easy Fix for the Essential Phone’s Camera Quality – Google’s Camera App

The company behind the Essential Phone, while selling a nice looking phone with some pretty high end specifications, have made some pretty questionable decisions. We wrote an article detailing our problems with the device and the company behind it. What's more, not even a day after we published that article Essential seemingly messed up again, leaving...

Google Camera HDR+ Port Updated with Zero Shutter Lag, More Xiaomi Device Support, and Major Bug Fixes

As we reported earlier this month, Google Camera was ported with working HDR+ to any devices that used a Snapdragon 820/821 or 835 chip (with the exception of the ZTE Axon 7, according to reports from other users). It has also been reported to work on certain Snapdragon 4XX or 6XX devices such as the...

Google Camera with HDR+ Ported to Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 Devices

Despite the lavish praise the Google Nexus line received thanks to its openness to development, the smartphones have received much criticism for their camera prowess. That changed (though some would argue it hasn't) with the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however, as Google took a more consumer directed approach to their smartphones and...

Google: A Fix for the Pixel & Pixel XL Camera Flare is Coming

At the launch event for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google advertised that its camera would be the best camera currently available on any smartphone. They backed up their claim by citing a stellar early review score from DxOMark, but some people were still skeptical. As early hands-on reviews started going live from various Android and...

What’s New in Google Camera 4.2

After a long debate and a rigorous interview with twelve goat monks, I have decide to make a short video showing off the changes in the Google Camera 4.2 update. This update is meant to be exclusive to the new Pixel phones but a port has been made that allows it to run on other Android devices....

Google Camera v4.2 from the Pixel System Dump is now Available for Nexus (7.0+) devices

(06:15PM CST) Update: We've learned that this port only works on ARM64 devices. Sorry Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 owners! With the Pixel phones soon to be shipped out to users with pre-orders (or if you're with Telstra, you might have already gotten the device), we won't have to wait very long for developers to port...

What’s New in Google Camera 4.1?

With Android developer preview 5, Google pushed the Camera 4.1 update. There are a few new things in this version but one important feature has been removed! New Settings Menu Google Camera 4.1 The new settings menu in 4.1 is a big improvement. All of your settings can now be found on one page. Google Camera 3.2 Previously, the settings...