With the launch of LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P, Google Inc. had updated its ‘Camera’ app for the Nexus devices. However, a month later it has rolled out the update to the handsets with an older version of app installed and running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The roll out is currently available for several Google Play regions, while is can only be installed by Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices.
After updating the Camera app to v3.1, the users will be able to shoot images with a new interface that makes easier to use various features. As earlier seen in Nexus 5X and 6P, the easy swiping feature allows to swiftly switch between picture capturing mode to video shooting modes. Also, swiping towards right side from the screen prompts to select features like Photo Sphere, Panorama, Lens Blur, and Settings.
On the Interface front, the app got a significant change log as the controls for HDR+, flash, and timer have been shifted on the top corner, which were earlier placed just above the camera shutter button. In addition, a dedicated button is placed beside the main shutter button that enables the users to switch between primary and secondary camera.
Moreover, Google India has reported that the company is rolling out he update in phases and the Indian smartphone users will have to wait a little bit more. However, those who can’t wait for the official launch, they can manually update their app by installing the Google-signed apk file for their respective chipset.(Download link is provided at the end of this article.)
The Google Camera app made its debut for Non-Nexus devices in April last year, which was only available for the devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat or higher. The company has since brought other stock apps to non-Nexus devices, such as the Google Clock app.