Google’s Pixel smartphones have been on for pre-orders for a while now but they’re yet to reach the hands of their owners and yet (except if you’re with Telstra in Australia), we have seen the system dump leak, we got the Pixel boot animation, a bunch of APKs including the updated Google Keyboard, the new Dialer app from the Google Pixel, and also the most touted feature of the Pixel, Google Assistant. And now we have another much talked about feature, well, the software side of it at least, the Google Pixel Camera app.
It’s just an updated version of the Google Camera app, v4.2 to be specific. So this should probably be rolling out to other devices sometime soon anyway. This is because the app requires devices to be running on the latest version of Android Nougat, version 7.1, which the Pixel ships with and the Nexus devices will be getting by the end of the year. But if you don’t want to wait, the highly skilled devs at XDA have ported this camera from the Google Pixel for Android 7.0. The port only works for arm64 devices however so tough luck if you have a Nexus 6 or 5. XDA confirms that this port works on Nexus 5X and 6P.
If you’re worried about security, you can also checkout the security scan reports for the APK at VirusTotal and NVISO’s APKScan. Since this is a modified version of the Google Camera, it wouldn’t install over the Google Camera app you already have, in case you do. It installs as a separate app.
So what are the new features right? Well, all the bells and whistles from the Pixel phones are present, everything seems to work. Most notable features are the long-press to lock the exposure/focus, manual exposure, and new UI grid options.
Give it a spin and let me know if it works for you? Do you happen to have a Nexus 5 or nexus 6? How would you like a port for your device?
Source : XDA