Google Assistant may be a unique selling point of Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and we know for sure that it will not officially be available on non-Pixel Android phones, but the truth is that this isn’t the only thing that Android users dream of. The camera for the Google Pixel is also one of the main selling points of the smartphones and I bet that you are also interested about the Google Camera v4.2 version.
This one adds a variety of features to the camera software, but is exclusive to the Pixel line. Fortunately for non-Pixel owners, developers on XDA have been able to create a modified version of Google Camera v4.2 that allows the software to be ported to other smartphones. The app can now be sideloaded, but it will not install over the current Google Camera version on a device.
And even if it should be compatible with all devices powered by Android 7.0 Nougat, so far it seems that it is only compatible with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices. Sorry Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 owners and don’t bother trying to install this on your device running an unofficial Nougat! However, if you own one of the other smartphones, you might want to take a look at what Google Camera v4.2 and find out if it could be what you need.
Google Camera v4.2 comes with the option to lock the app’s focus and exposure by making a long press on the screen. While taking a picture, users can lock the focus on a certain area through a long press, and an exposure slider will then appear at the side of the display. Even more, I bet that you will love the new shooting grids, with the option to activate the feature located beside the HDR and flash buttons. There are three kinds of shooting grids available in the app o a 3 x 3 grid, a 4 x 4 grid and a Golden Ratio grid.
There are also new animations and options within the app’s settings menu and don’t leave aside the fact that the Google Camera v4.2 app is reported to be working much faster compared to any of the previous versions.
Get Google Camera v4.2 app from here.
Those of you who are interested in getting more such features on their non-Pixel smartphones can head on over to this guide: Enjoy Google Pixel and Pixel XL Stock Wallpapers for your Android Device. And be sure that this is only the beginning, so stay tuned right here for more.
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