Google Camera v5.2 brings new features and improvements to Pixel/Nexus devices

Google Camera v5.2 brings new features and improvements to Pixel/Nexus devices
Google continues to improve one of the apps that have been specifically developed for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Google Camera recently received an update that includes a couple of new features and improvements, which haven't been detailed in a changelog like we're used to.

But no matter, as AndroidPolice dig into the app's insides and learn everything there is to know about the current version of Google Camera, as well as information about possible future additions to the app.

Google Camera v5.2 brings new features and improvements to Pixel/Nexus devices
Firstly, Google Camera v5.2 adds a new “Show dirty lens warning” option in the Settings menu, which is supposed to do exactly that – warn users when the lens is too dirty to take high-quality pictures.

Furthermore, you will now be able to choose the double-tap action controls zoom or switching between the front and rear cameras. The new option is available in this version of Google Camera right under the “Gesture” menu in the settings.

If you're looking for the setting to overlay a grid you'll now find it in the Settings menu, as Google has decided to relocate it from the main interface to reduce the clutter on the top bar.

As far as future improvements go, it appears that Google plans to add something called “Circus mode,” but we're yet unsure as to what does it do. Also, the developers may add a shortcut to Portrait mode on the home screen, which will allow users to jump directly into the action without having to open the Google Camera app and look for this specific feature.

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6 Comments

1. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Why should I update camera app every month ? This is stupid, keep these feature and put it in Android p update . it's ur job not ours

2. maherk

Posts: 6642; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because it's easier to update an app than update the entire OS. And if updating apps is a problem for you, then you need to ditch your smartphone for one of those old Nokia bricks.

3. lallolu

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

@Arashmahmoodi25. What a ridiculous comment !

4. alias3800

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

lol Although it’s a ridiculous comment, it’s likely what regular people think of a million updates to stock apps. (If they ever even update them.)

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1253; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Can't wait for new ports for other phones. Bless the XDA developers! ;)

6. alkis12

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Google 2018.... NAILS IT with Portrait mode by using 1 sensor....can't even get the panorama pics to stitch correctly :-/

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