Google Pulls Camera App Out of Android
Google today released a separate version of the stock camera application that ships with many Android smartphones. The app, which can receive improvements outside of full OS updates, has a slightly revised user interface with larger buttons. Google Camera offers a handful of new features, such as Lens Blur mode, which adds depth-of-field effects to make subjects pop. Google Camera also includes Photo Spheres, panorama mode, and a 100% viewfinder so users see everything that will appear in their photos. Google Camera is available to devices running Android 4.4. KitKat and up.
Nexus Camera App Update Tweaks Design
Google is pushing an updated version of its camera application to Nexus handsets. The new Google Camera app makes changes to the user interface to improve usability.
Update to Google Photos Adds Album Editing Features
Google today pushed out a modest update to the Google Photos app for Android devices and it brings with it several new functions. To start, Google Photos can now recognize animations created by the Google Camera app (think GIFs).
Google Camera Adds Timer, Aspect Ratio Picker
Google has pushed out an update to the stand-alone Google Camera application for Android devices and added several new functions. The latest version of Google Camera now includes a timer for taking time-delayed shots, and lets users capture snapshots whilst also recording video.
Google Camera Adds Android Wear Shutter Button
Google pushed out a small update to its Android camera application this week that makes it compatible with Android Wear devices. Specifically, owners of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live will be able to remotely trigger their smartphone's camera from their smartwatch.
Android becoming closed?