The Pixel 2 camera app can be installed on your Nexus or OG Pixel phones

The Pixel 2 camera app can be installed on your Nexus or OG Pixel phones
Earlier today, we showed you how to install the Pixel 2 launcher on certain Android phones. Now, it's the Pixel 2 camera app that can be downloaded on your Nexus or OG Pixel handsets. Keep in mind that some of the features won't work on anything but the Pixel 2 and Google Clips.We are talking about Motion Photos (similar to Apple's Live Photos) and the AR stickers. In plain English we are talking about the differences between the 4.4 build of Google Camera now available in the Play Store, and version 5.1 that you can install using an APK. (There also is a version 5.0 that does include Motion Photos for the OG Pixel models).

Some of the changes include the spreading out of the top row buttons to bring a more balanced look to the app. On Google Camera 4.4, there is a big gap between the hamburger menu and the first button while the rest of them are cramped together. Also, Google changed the icon for Lens Blur from a shutter to a flower. Why a flower? Because it represents a close up, and Google wants you to know that the feature works on close ups. The exposure slider now offers a visible "AF/AE" lock. In version 4.4, locking the slider required a long tap on the screen, although this was basically an "unknown feature." With version 5.1, you can't miss it.

There are some small changes to the settings. The top bar has changed from white text on black to blue text on white. Volume Key Action can be set under gestures in the new build, and Double Tap to Zoom can now be toggled off.

Some other features, like Face Retouch for Selfies, can be found in Version 5.0 of the app for all, but on 5.1 only the OG Pixels get the ability to improve their look digitally. HDR+ Enhance appears on version 5.0, but not on 5.1. On the other hand, a "Flash" reminder that shows up for those with Auto Flash enabled is seen only on version 5.1.

We have the APK for both version 5.0 and version 5.1. Simply click on the appropriate link (ver. 5.0|ver. 5.1).

Check out images of the new Google Camera builds by tapping on the slideshow.

source: AndroidPolice

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1. NMekala

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

Is there any Information, when Nexus 6P getting Oreo? I stopped getting updates since August in my Nexus6P. not even security updates..

2. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Check for updates in the settings u might get it .

3. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

I hope the Pixel 2 algorithms will get incorporated into the modded camera apps. My Nexus 6P using the Camera NX v6 app with the Pixel algorithms worked miracles for the camera compared to the stock Google camera app. I spent hours and took hundreds of pictures comparing the 6P with the Nx app to my Note 8 and I can confidently say that the Nexus 6P captures more detail than the Note 8. Distant text and textures that are blurred on the the Note 8 appear much sharper on the 6P and sometimes these text can be legible on the 6P but not on the Note 8. However, colorwise, I do prefer the Note 8 because I like that oversaturated artificial look. But still amazing how a 2 year old phone bargain phone favorably compares to the Note 8.

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