Google Camera updated with remote shutter through Android Wear

Google Camera updated with remote shutter through Android Wear
Google has been consistently adding features to its new Camera app, and today we're getting another update to the app with a number of cool features. The main new feature is connected to Google's big new release: Android Wear, and we assume that there will be more Google apps getting Android Wear integration soon enough.

The big new feature is remote shutter functionality, meaning that you can use your smartwatch to take a picture with your camera. That's pretty cool, although it is also not exactly a feature that many people are likely to use, because you'd need to not only have an Android Wear device and a phone running Android 4.3 or higher (only about 27% of the ecosystem), but also a tripod for your phone. That's likely a fairly small group right there. The cooler part of the feature is that after you take the picture, you'll get a preview of the image on your smartwatch. 

The update also tweaks the UI for panoramas and photo spheres which makes the alignment dots bigger and easier to see. The update for Google Camera is rolling out in stages, so you may not be seeing it right away, but it should make it to your device soon enough. 

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4 Comments

1. donphone

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

awesome

2. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Now thats a good use for wear.!

3. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Exactly what I was going to say. Good idea!

4. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Now I'll really consider getting Wear!

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