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Google Camera 8.3 hints the Pixel 6 XL could have a 5X “ultra tele” camera

Earlier today, Google rolled out the third beta of Android 12 to Pixel phones. The latest beta adds new features like scrolling screenshots, smarter autorotation, and a whole lot of other features we're in the midst of uncovering. Besides new features, there are also updated system apps, most notably a new WallpaperPicker and a new...

XDA Basics: How to Enable and Use Portrait Mode on your Android or iPhone

Dual cameras have been around on Android as far back as 2011, and devices like the HTC One M8 from 2014 popularized the idea of using the second camera for depth information. But it was Apple that really made the idea of dual rear cameras a compulsion with the launch of the iPhone 7 and...

Google Camera Port Hub: Get the best GCam APK for Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, and other phones!

Google Camera and its post-processing algorithms undoubtedly changed the game in terms of what we expect from smartphone cameras, elevating the Google Pixels to some of the best Android phones you can buy for the camera. That's the exact reason why Google Camera ports are so highly requested for non-Google devices. With the appropriate ported...

These are the Best Camera Apps for Android: Google Camera, Open Camera, ProCam X, and more!

Cameras on smartphones have improved by a huge margin over the years. Modern smartphones have eliminated the need for a point-and-shoot camera, and come very close to what a DSLR or a mirrorless camera can capture in terms of colors as well as details. While you can find several phones with the best camera hardware...

Google Camera update rolls out with time-lapse astrophotography support

Yesterday was the first Monday of June, so Google published a new Android Security Bulletin. It's also been 3 months since the last Pixel Feature Drop, so Google took the opportunity to also drop a new set of exclusive features for Pixel users. Many of the features announced by Google haven't rolled out yet, though...

Pixel Feature Drop adds new features to Google Camera, Google Photos, and more

Once every 3 months, Google releases a "Pixel Feature Drop" update that adds tons of new exclusive features on Pixel phones. The last update rolled out in March, meaning we're due a big update today. Right on schedule, Google has released a new Pixel Feature Drop update alongside the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin. In today's...

Google Camera update may let you take Astrophotography time-lapses

After Google launched the Pixel 4 series in 2019, the company started to regularly release new software features in what's called a "Pixel Feature Drop." The first such release happened in December of 2019, while the most recent one happened in the beginning of March 2021. We're expecting the next Pixel Feature Drop to land...

How to check if Camera2 API is enabled on your Android device

A smartphone’s hardware is often capable of more than just what the software allows by default. This is the exact reason why Google Camera ports have become very popular on our forums, as many see them as an easy way to dramatically improve picture quality on a wide range of devices. With the ported Google...

Google Pixel 6 camera will be designed to better shoot diverse skin tones

Google's computational photography prowess has been well documented, as its Pixel line of phones consistently offers one of the very best camera experiences in mobile despite using relatively underwhelming camera hardware. Whether it's bringing light into pitch-black rooms or producing creamy bokeh without the need for a second lens, Google's proven time and time again...

Google Camera 8.2 makes it even easier to quickly take videos

Over the years, Google has made changes to its Camera app that have refined the experience, and the company is making yet another tweak that will improve how you use it. In Google Camera 8.2.204, users will be able to record hands-free video with just a few swipes. The feature builds on a quick capture setting...

Google seems to be blocking sideloading updates to its Camera and Recorder apps

When Google launched the Pixel 5 back in October, we were excited to get our hands on its new apps. (The phone itself is pretty cool, too.) With the Pixel 5's launch came new versions of the Google Camera and Google Recorder apps that we shared with the community. However, when many users of older...

Google Camera 8.1.200 rolls out for Pixel phones with a toggle to disable auto Night Sight

The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 5G came with a revamped camera app in the form of Google Camera version 8.0. The updated app introduced several new features, including a reworked UI with new buttons, Night Sight for portrait mode, Cinematic pan, a quick zoom toggle, and more. This was followed by Google Camera 8.1...