Tag: google camera

Google used this ridiculous 5-phone case to fine-tune the Pixel 3’s portrait mode

We were pretty impressed with how the Pixel 2’s portrait mode worked, and Google’s deep dive into the technical details was easily one of my favorite reads of last year. The company must have recognized what a hit it was, as a new explanation for the differences behind the Pixel 3’s depth-sensing tech was just […]

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Pixel Night Sight also works in daylight, reducing noise and boosting resolution

Turns out that Google’s new Night Sight mode for Pixels, formally released just earlier today, has a bit of non-night utility. In a bit of a twist, you can use it in the daytime as well for “denoising and resolution improvements” inherited from another Google Camera feature: Super Res Zoom. The results demonstrated look pretty […]

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Google’s Night Sight launches for all Pixel phones today – get it now [APK Download]

At the Pixel 3 launch event in NYC, Google showed off what it called “Night Sight,” a feature that produced incredible looking photos in a near-absence of light. Modified versions of the Google Camera app gave everyone willing to sideload them an early taste at the feature, but the wait is now over. And according to […]

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Confused about the Pixel 3’s missing 60fps video option? Here’s what’s going on

As soon as the Pixel 3 shipped, customers began identifying a missing element in the camera app. Although marketing materials promised that users could record video at 60fps in 1080p, there was (and still is) no manual setting for switching to the higher frame rate, which some Pixel 3 owners argue is false advertising. In […]

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Get Google Camera’s incredible Night Sight mode on Xiaomi Mi 5, Essential Phone

The Google Camera has been ported to the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Essential Phone, complete with working Night Sight mode. Night Sight is a Google Pixel 3 series-exclusive feature that offers superior low-light shots. The port’s developer is also said to be working on bringing it to the OnePlus 6. The Google Camera app for […]

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Update Notes for YouTube, Google+, YouTube Music, Google Camera, Photos, and Wear OS (October 28, 2018)

Article Contents Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and […]

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Pixel 3 camera rolling out to Pixel 1 and 2, adds viewfinder to Wear OS watches

As we’ve previously covered, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL have an updated Google Camera application. The new version has an iPhone-like sliding UI, support for capturing RAW images, a new panorama mode, and more. Not only does the update also add a viewfinder to your smartwatch, but it’s also now rolling out to 2016 […]

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Get the Pixel 3 Night Sight on your Pixel, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3 right now

The new Night Sight camera feature Google unveiled at its recent hardware event is now unofficially available for all Pixel devices. You can get the new feature via an unofficial port of the Google Camera app. Eventually, Night Sight will roll out to all Pixel devices via the official app, but you can give it […]

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Google’s Pixel 3 latest phone to suffer from photos not being saved

Google’s Pixels have some of the best cameras around in our opinion, but there’s one avenue in which that pixel-peeping photo performance can still fall short: Once in a while, that snapshot you remember taking won’t be saved. And, so far as we can tell, it’s still an issue on Google’s new Pixel 3 and […]

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Playground 2.0, Marvel Studios Avengers pack, and more Playmojis can be installed on older Pixels [APK Download]

Article Contents The evolution of AR Stickers, Playground, was announced during the Pixel 3 event, and along with it came four new Playmoji packs for Weather, Signs, Sports, and Pets, with two more promised for Marvel and Childish Gambino. However, these were all supposed to be exclusive for the Pixel 3. But as we have […]

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This is how Super Res Zoom on the Google Pixel 3 works

Google’s latest flagships are here, and as with the previous two generations, the headline feature is the camera. Yet more computational magic has made its way into the camera on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, including something called Super Res Zoom. It’s practically the ‘enhance’ feature we’ve all been waiting for, but how does […]

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Google’s Pixel 3 has plenty of new and upcoming camera features

Article Contents The biggest advantage of Pixel ownership, outside Google’s highly optimized software experience, is the camera. Pixels have been consistently near or at the top of the pack when it comes to photo quality, and in no small part that’s because of that Google software. A camera is more than just hardware, image processing […]

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The Pixel 3’s Google Camera brings a new UI, RAW support, and a new panorama mode [APK Download]

The Pixel 3 has finally been officially announced, which means that new APKs are starting to roll in. We’re kicking things off with the new Google Camera, which sports a number of differences from the current app on Pixels and Pixel 2s. Highlights include an updated interface, RAW support (finally), and a new panorama mode. […]

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Google Pixel 3 AI camera features will include Top Shot, Photobooth, and Super Res Zoom

We’re just hours away from the launch of the Pixel Ultra 3 and 3 XL and with so many leaks we’re wondering if there will be any surprises at all. Since none of the leaked devices up to now have had final software, we were hoping there would be some new things for Google to […]

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Leak reveals Pixel 3’s Google Camera will support real-time Lens analysis

Real-time detection in the Google Lens app began rolling out in May 2018, but it’s still not possible to use the tool in real-time just by opening up the basic Google Camera app. That won’t be the case for long, though, according to a new leak that shows Lens running by default in the Pixel […]

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Google Camera app is coming to Pixelbook and other future Chromebooks

Chromebooks have been steadily improving over the last few years, to the point where the Google Pixelbook offers genuine competition to high-end MacBooks and Windows machines (depending on what you use a laptop for). However, the camera experience is still sorely lacking. The Google Camera app is probably the best mobile camera software around, with […]

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Google Camera APK teardown hints at RAW support and wide-angle distortion correction

An APK teardown has hinted at potential Google Camera features. These include support for RAW files and a feature that would remove wide-angle distortion on faces. Google Camera is the default camera app for Pixel and Nexus phones. A Google Camera app teardown has hinted at some interesting features that could appear in future versions […]

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Google Camera v5.3 prepares RAW support (again), corrections for wide-angle distortion, and possibly multi-channel audio [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Android P Developer Preview 4 is out, or Beta 3 as Google refers to it. With it comes the usual slurry of small app updates, some of which have little or no change while others come bearing some interesting fruit. The latest Google Camera update doesn’t seem to include any live changes, but […]

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Google Camera update adds Google Lens access for Pixel and Nexus owners

Google is updating the Google Camera app with support for Google Lens. Devices that support Google Camera will now be able to access Google Lens directly in the app. Google Lens is also available through Google Assistant, a standalone Google Lens app, and Google Photos. Google is rolling out a Google Camera update that gives […]

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