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Google Camera 4.4 adds tap to zoom, mode switching button

11 August 2017 2

Google seeded the last major update to its Camera app by bringing a new UI, Auto-HDR+ and photo modes to its Nexus devices which it followed with a much smaller update that fixed the option to disable camera sounds once and for all. From what we came to know later, Google had actually planned the HDR+ mode on Pixel devices for its own Google Glass technology. The company seeded its another update to the Camera app as part of the Android O Developer Preview 3 which added a bunch of features within the app’s UI and now Google ports the same app through the Google Play Store for its Nexus and Pixel lineup as well as the devices under Android One scheme.


Version 4.4 of Google Camera adds a tap to zoom feature which zoom gives you a 2x digital zoom while double tapping on a subject on the viewfinder, be in on a video or while clicking a picture. The same could be done to zoom out as well no matter how much you’ve zoomed into the subject. The update also adds a new button next to the shutter that allows users to switch between different camera modes, though users are still allowed to swipe to change modes within the interface.

Google Camera v4.4 also changes the icon that switches between rear and front facing camera and is now available on the Google Play Store to be installed on the Google Pixel and Nexus devices and Android One smartphones.

(last update 20 March 2020 @ 09:03)

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