A new port of Google Camera has been released. How to download to Android

The best smartphone is from Apple, the best operating system is from Apple, the best payment service is also from Apple. In this whirlpool of total superiority of the Cupertino company, Google, there is practically no place left. After all, Android, Pixel, and Google Pay, whatever one may say, were inferior to their main competitors in almost everything. The only white swan in this swamp, whose authority no one dares to dispute, was the Google camera, which users Android have always tried to get by hook or by crook. Now they have the opportunity to install the updated version.

A new port of Google Camera has been released.  How to download to Android

Google Camera has a new mod that is compatible with a large number of smartphones

If you do not understand what a Google camera is, then here is an explanation for you in a nutshell. 'Google Camera' or Google Camera is Google's proprietary camera app and is officially only available on Pixel smartphones. It is unique for its add-ons and advanced feature set that allow it to push the quality of photos to a fairly high level with relatively weak hardware. Despite the limited availability, independent developers are hacking the Google camera and porting it to other smartphones at Android.

Gcam port

A new port of Google Camera has been released.  How to download to Android

Gcam was originally intended only for Pixel smartphones, but the developers ported it for other devices

Recently, a group of enthusiasts have developed a new Google Camera port called the GCam Ultra CVM Mod. It retains the original add-ons and functions of the original application, but at the same time received an improved interface, as well as a number of additional mechanisms like shutter and exposure control, pinpoint focus adjustment, shooting in RAW format, etc. However, its distinctive feature is support for a wide range of devices, which the previous Google camera port could not boast of.

Which phones support Google camera

  • Galaxy S10 / S10e / S10 +
  • Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10 / Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20 / S20 + / S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S9 / S9 +
  • Galaxy S8 / S8 +
  • OnePlus 8/8 Pro
  • OnePlus 7/7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7T / 7T Pro
  • Poco F2 Pro
  • Poco X2
  • Pocophone F1
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 7 / Note 7 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T / Mi 9T Pro
  • Moto X4
  • Moto G7
  • Moto g6
  • LG V20 / V30
  • LG G8 / G7 / G6

As you can see, the list of compatible smartphones is quite extensive, and here only those models are listed on which the new Google Camera mod is guaranteed to work. But this does not mean that the application will not start on other devices – it will most likely start, but for this it must have Camera2 API support. Therefore, if the application does start, it is possible that it will not have some functions, or it will work, but not as well as on compatible models, or, which, by the way, is also quite likely – it will work perfectly fine without any problems.

How to download Google Camera

  • Download the GCam Ultra CVM Mod APK from this link;
  • Run the installation file and confirm the installation;

A new port of Google Camera has been released.  How to download to Android

It's very easy to install Gcam on your smartphone

  • Go to the application and check its work;
  • If errors were found during the work, download the patch with bug fixes from this link and use GCam for your pleasure.

Why Google Camera doesn't work

I tried installing GCam on myself on Honor View 20, but for some reason every time I tried to launch the application, it crashed. Therefore, unfortunately, I could not test it personally. But, on the other hand, this was to be expected, since my smartphone was not among the supported models, and it does not have support for the Camera2 API. Most likely, the specific hardware affected, because, as you know, smartphones Huawei and Honor operate on the basis of Kirin processors, which are very different from Exynos and Qualcomm. But if you find a working port for these smartphones, let me know.

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