Google Camera is an application that takes photos and record videos and allows you to edit them later. It uses your smartphone’s camera features and it combines them with Android’s features to improve the quality of the images. It made its debut on Nexus devices or in AOSP builds of Android, but now it’s a standalone application and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Its latest version is 2.5.044 and it comes with bug fixes, performance improvements, updated Material design and Android 5.0/Lollipop compatibility. However, from the Google Play Store you’ll download the stable version, which is 2.4.025.
Google Camera v2.5.044 is found on websites such as axeetech, and the installation file has a size of 8.92MB. However, to install this application on your Android device, you must run at least version 4.4. But this software is an excellent tool for capturing high quality photos and videos, since it makes use of the device’s features such as HDR+, Wide Angle, Lens Blur, Photo Sphere or Panorama.
It comes with a simple interface, with a hidden menu in the left side (you will need to swipe from left) and in the lower right corner of the screen (by tapping on the three dots) you’ll get other options. The software has features such as Lens Blur – which allows your camera to focus on a subject in the foreground and blur the background, so if you want to take a portrait or a selfie, with a blurred background, use this feature.
With Photo Stitching, you will be able to create 360° Photo Sphere, fisheye images, panoramas, wide angle captures with the photo stitching technology developed by Google for Google Maps.
You will record videos and take photos, simultaneously, by tapping on the screen, you will control the camera from the distance using Android Wear, and you’ll take HDR photos.
On the new version of Google Photos, when swiping from right, you will gain access to the gallery, but the left menu has the same 5 features: Photo Sphere, Panorama, Lens Blur, Camera and Video (you will be required to have at least 1GB of memory). The quality of the images has been significantly improved, so you’ll enjoy taking photos with this updated app.