Developer B-S-G, who ported the Google Camera app to non-Google devices, has brought some interesting updates to the app. This includes brand new features such as RAW support, major bug fixes and offers more customisation on HDR+.
Users are now able to enable RAW capture while saving the JPEG file. RAW support is extremely useful for people that are looking to fine tune their photos on their computers, it also serves as a good backup in case there is something wrong with the image processing. Zero Shutter Lag is also present now in HDR+, which is perfect for action shots.
You can now tweak and customise your own HDR+ settings, with just a simple restart the application for any changes to go into effect. Some combinations for HDR+ are not working well still. But the overall speed and stability of the app is said to be significantly improved.
Here are a list of confirmed devices that works with the app:
- Samsung Galaxy S8 (Snapdragon)
- LG G6
- OnePlus 3
- OnePlus 3T
- Xiaomi Mi 5s
- LG V20
- Essential Phone
Other devices that supports the Camera2 API should work with the app fine. We should be seeing the list of confirmed devices increase as time passes. As far as we know the port does not work on other SoCs such as Kirin, Exynos and MediaTek as the port relies on a Snapdragon SoC for image processing.
Sadly, the app will not work on the ZTE Axon 7 and is unlikely to work as long as it doesn’t support the Camera2 API. That said, Xiaomi fans can rest easy as the port still work on Xiaomi phones regardless of the SoC in your Xiaomi phone.
So what are you waiting for? This is the best chance for users to enjoy the amazing camera software that was only available on to the Pixel. Just have to make sure your device is compatible and you are good to go.
Google Camera HDR+ is now available for download