What is the Gcam or Google Camera
It is the application that Google develops for the Google Pixel and that is highly appreciated by users since it is usually much better than the one that is integrated by each manufacturer. According to many, it is capable of squeezing the capabilities of Android cameras like no other.
It has functions such as:
• HDR + and dual exposure controls
• Night vision
• High-resolution zoom
• Best Shot
• Portrait mode
• Google Lens suggestions:
• Playground: effects and stickers in Augmented Reality
Why is GCam compatible with some mobiles and others not?
This version of the Google Camera was released with the Pixel 4, the latest smartphone signed by Google and it is from which the APK has been extracted, adapting it to the different mobiles with which it is compatible. Before starting it is important to note that this will work perfectly for Qualcomm processors. In case you have a MediaTek or Kirin processor or if you have an Exynos, some ports have already been obtained (you can see the list later) but it is not guaranteed that they work well or 100%. If you do not know if you have one of these processors, we recommend that you look for the specifications of your mobile phone to make sure. You will also need your phone to have camer2api activated.
First APK of Google Camera 8.0
Launched with the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, the APK of the Gcam 8.0 has already been put online, or what is the same, the new version that has many new features and functions, in addition to releasing a new interface.
At the moment, it is something that is only available and proven that it works in Mountain View devices, that is: Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 4/4 XL, and the Pixel 4th. To begin with, before launching to download the Google Camera installation file, you will need this other app:
With Split APKs Installer installed, you can now download the APK of Google Camera 8, which is offered from Tecnobuzz, and through the application, follow the steps for its installation.
If you do not have a Google mobile, you still have to continue with Google Camera 7, which below explains everything it offers and the download for each type of mobile.
What’s new in Google Camera for Android 10
New user interface
This new update integrates a clearer and simpler interface, with a better distribution of all the options that we can handle in the app, always with the Material Design that so characterizes the developments made by Google. In addition, it now offers tips to improve the photo we have taken, such as getting a better angle.
‘Do not disturb’ mode activated
Unlike other versions, in which this option did not exist or was optional, it is now activated automatically. Thus, when we enter the app for a photograph or to record a video, no notification will enter, regardless of the app that comes from. Those messages will be received, but they do not appear on the screen while we are using the camera.
Video recording at 24 FPS
Since this update, it is already possible to record videos at 24 FPS, when the minimum until a while ago was 30 FPS. In the same way, improvements have been added in the exposure mode, in such a way that now you can configure brightness and HDR adjustment in the photographs taken.
Image resolution changes
The app has transformed this aspect, having two resolution options to choose from, precisely those most used on a mobile. In this way, we can choose between ‘Full image’, with the ratio of 4: 3, and the option ‘Half image’ with which we will go to a resolution of 16: 9.
We will find a new option, called ‘Save selfie as preview’. It is an option that disables the mirror mode of the front cameras. In addition, a function called ‘Frequent Faces’ has been added, which recognizes the best photo in which everyone comes out smiling and without blinking, something very typical in group photos. To achieve this advantage, we left pressed the new capture button that they have implemented in this version.
Improved night mode and Astrophotography mode
This system seeks to capture light even without using the flash, in the darkest settings for a photograph. Now, it has a zoom to bring the lens closer in this type of situation, since before it was not available due to the great noise that was generated in the image.
This improvement is closely related to the new ‘Astrophotography Mode’, which tries to search at night, the stars, and different elements of the sky, creating spectacular images. Of course, it has to be a place with very little artificial light, since otherwise, the starlight will not stand out.
Install GCam APK
Allow access to install apps from unknown sources
The first thing we will have to do is allow our browser to download APKs (that is, applications from unknown sources). For this, we will have to go to our settings. There we will go to our Applications section, which is possible that each manufacturer has it with a different name.
Once in Applications, we will have to look for our default browser or the one we intend to use to download the APK.
Once in the Information menu of the application of our browser, we will look for Install unknown applications. There we will click on the Authorize downloads from this source switch. With that, we will have the first step done.
Install the APK
Now we will have to look for the GCam APK that is available for your phone, if you don’t have one or you don’t know where to find it, don’t worry, in the table that accompanies this article you have links to APKs for a lot of devices.
Once downloaded, clicking on it will act as a classic executable, and you can install it. Once installed you can use the GCam.
Download APK GCam: find your mobile
It is really difficult for this app to be compatible with all Android devices since it depends on the version of the system and the characteristics of the mobile. For that reason, we are going to list those that are compatible with the Google Camera APK and have some port or modification of the app to be able to install it.
|Pixel / Pixel XL
Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL
Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XL
Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL
|Google Camera 7.2|