There may soon be a Google Camera app in the Play Store with 3rd party extension support
3. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
just giving info.also Sony did an awesome job too.let's see how google performs.usually googles projects are very awesome or total mess.i'm excited for this one
5. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Agreed. This can only be good news for all of Android.
12. rency0722 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
And sadly, Samsung also did it with the S5. Sony's Camera sdk should be more aggressive to other 3rd party app creators. Just like Camera360, in which they should make or even integrate the app into Sony's camera ecosystem.
4. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 178; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
I love the Google camera but the only thing I wish they would change is the way you navigate the menus. Ugh its frustrating
6. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Are they adding all the modern features of the camera such as background blurring? That means any device running Android can have that feature...
7. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
its useless..!! because 4.4 is only on 5% of total devices.....it should have support for atleast 4.2 jelly bean....
8. ali262883 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
What useless ? Its main motive is to improve the stock camera of nexus devices .. almost all nexus devices are running on 4.4 and above ..
10. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
not all people are having nexus devices.... seems lik you have a nexus device.... BTW !! i have a Z1 compact running 4.4 kk and defocus feature is already available in my phone....But still there are above 50% devices are running 4.2 or 4.3 jelly bean....dont you think they also need these features??
9. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
nokia leads, others follow.
the concept UI would probably be identical to the nokia camera.
11. tokuzumi (Posts: 927; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
This ties in with the rumors that the Nexus 6 (whatever it ends up being called) may be the last true Nexus. With the bulk of the "google experience" apps going into the play store, you will soon be able to buy any phone, and have it look/function similar to a Nexus. But you will also retain the manufacturer enhancements for the specific device. This is pretty much a win-win. This will allow you to mute the manufacturer skin on your device, while taking off some of the pressure of "where is the update for my phone? I want 'x' functionality".