Pixel camera app to score a long-awaited feature on October 18

Pixel camera app to score a long-awaited feature on October 18
If there's one thing that could be said about every generation of Pixel phones, it's that they are all capable of capturing great photos. This reputation is largely a result of Google's love for combining top of the line hardware with advanced software features all packaged in the native Pixel camera app. 

One notable functionality that is currently missing from said app is the ability to record sound with an external microphone - those who wish to capture better audio through an external mic have to sacrifice photo and video quality and rely on using third-party camera apps. However, this dilemma will soon be over.

A Google engineer recently confirmed that the Pixel camera app will be updated to support external mics on October 18, the date in which the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are scheduled to launch:


It looks like the feature will be introduced to the entire Pixel line and not just the latest Pixel 3 and 3 XL. If you'd like to learn more about the cameras of Google's upcoming flagship duo, feel free to check out our dedicated article.

source: Google via SlashGear

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12 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Pixel 3xl is back ordered until oct. 31. I guess people are buying it more than the regular 3.

2. BamaBoi89

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

only the pink model back ordered on verizon

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

*Not Pink

4. BamaBoi89

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

not true

6. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

worldpeace is correct. Google calls the color "Not Pink".

8. BamaBoi89

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

yeah i know lol

7. OneLove123

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Yes, I ordered the not pink

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

That's not a logical conclusion. There's no way to how many of each version are being manufactured.

9. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This most likely confirms my suspicions about stereo recording and the lack thereof. I made the right decision.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It supports stereo recording :Dhttps://www.xda-developers.com/google-pixel-3-google-pixel-3-xl-minor-features/ This is probably for vloggers and film enthusiasts

11. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wow Google could've sold me completely with this feature. I just got the V30 on Thursday so I might have to see about going back to the Pixel 3. Thanks for this information as I could not find the answer to this question anywhere else.

12. Shi.O

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Just wonder a case. When iPhone fans still buy their loyal brand, they would be called Sheep, so for this case when Pixel 3 XL looks even crappier than before do the buyer called Sheep as well?

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