Google Camera
After much speculation, Google has this morning released their stock camera to Google Play as a standalone App. It’s available to all devices running Android 4.4+ and it brings with it a brand new interface.

The Google Camera App offers the PhotoSphere experience which Nexus owners have enjoyed for years, but on any branded phone running a version of Android 4.4 and upwards. There’s a host of new features as well including the Lens Blur mode :

  • Photo Spheres for immersive 360º views.
  • Lens Blur mode for SLR-like photos with shallow depth of field.
  • Panorama mode with high resolution.
  • 100% viewfinder for getting the maximum resolution from the sensor (no dropped pixels).
  • Updated UI that gets out of your way and is centered on an extra large capture button.
  • Works on phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat.

One of the coolest things though is the icon that appears when you attempt to take video in portrait mode :
Portrait Video mode
That’s right, it has an animated picture overlaid over your video reminding you to turn your phone sideways. Brilliant.

There’s no customer facing signs of any plugins or third-party support that’s been rumoured, but as a camera it works great and the interface looks pretty darned good.

We’ve tested the App out on the HTC M8 and the Galaxy S5, so we imagine the Moto G will be working quite well too. If you’re running Android 4.4, it’s available now in Google Play.

Source(s): Google Play