What is Google known for? Of course, the first thing that almost everyone will remember is the search engine. It is he who brings Google a lot of money and allows you to develop other services, and it is easy for us to navigate the Web. Many will also call Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world. At the same time, few people remember the company's achievements in the field of mobile photography. And it’s in this area that the company has made tremendous strides and makes camera software that few can match. More recently, it has become possible to install Google Camera on third-party smartphones, not just the Google Pixel. Now I'll tell you how you can do this.
Many people like Google Camera and it makes sense.
In favor of the fact that Google Camera is really cool, says the fact that the Google Pixel, which was originally a carrier of this function, took almost the best photos for its time, having only one camera module, and not several, like other manufacturers . Even shots with background blur, where the bokeh was achieved exclusively by software without the slightest hint of physics and optics, turned out good.
Actually, and now, thanks to the ability of the Google software to process images, the Google Pixel camera is one of the best in the industry. The company has official support for advanced features such as astrophotography and more. Google recently released Google Camera v7.4 with several new features and improvements. Among them, we can note the long-awaited 4K recording at 60fps. Not much time has passed and now we have the opportunity to install Gcam on other smartphones.
What is Gcam
In fact, Gcam is a mod that aims to bring the Google Camera app to several smartphones and ensure that all functions work with them. There are several variations of Gcam. Some are more versatile and can be installed on several smartphone models at once, while others are made for a specific model. There are several developers working on Gcam and an active community of users using the mod.
Installing Gcam is simple, but first consider if you need this app.
Now the developers have taken it one step further by releasing the latest version of Gcam with all the features that users love this mod for.
What's new in Gcam 7.4
- Change video resolution quickly
- Changing setting items
- 24fps video recording
- 4K video recording at 60fps
- Exposure control to adjust brightness and HDR photos
- Improved face handling
- Included support for Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 and 845 processors
How to download and install Google Camera
The developer parrot043 worked with the Google Camera 7.3 app and made the first modified version of the Gcam 7.3 APK. The new mod is available for almost every smartphone at Android. Although there are some limitations, the main thing is the camera2 API support. Moreover, you need to make sure your device is running Android 10. Gcam 7.3 will not work with devices running Android 9.0 or below. It is necessary to try, of course, but the probability of success is insignificant.
To add Gcam to your phone, you first need to download its APK from this link. It should be understood that this is a beta version, which may not work correctly or simply not run on your phone. And also remember that you unpack all APKs at your own peril and risk, since only the developer knows what he put into the application code.
When you download the APK, just unzip it and install the app. It will appear on your home screen or in the application list. You just have to run it, give all the necessary permissions and start using it. As simple as that. The only thing to remember is that you must have permission to install applications from third-party sources. You will be prompted for such permission during installation if you do not have it.
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Please make sure camera2 API is ok on your smartphone before installation. If you don't know what this is, just type 'Camera 2 API Checker' on Google Play and download the appropriate app to make sure your device supports it.
At the moment, it's difficult to say which smartphones exactly support this version of Gcam. If you have more information about specific models, write about it in our Telegram chat.
Among those applications that should support the new version of Gcam are:
- Redmi Note 5Pro / 7/8 / 8T
- Mi A3
- Mi 8
- Mi9Lite (SE) – with restrictions
- Redmi 5 Plus – HDR does not work on the front camera
- LeEco LeMax x820 (829)
- Mi Note 3
- Redmi Note9s / Pro – video not working
If you have something to add about this and push our readers to install Gcam, or vice versa, to dissuade from it – write in the comments.