[Android app] Google Camera updated (2.2) with return of time, auto-cropping and more

Google Camera for AndroidGoogle Camera for Android has been updated to version 2.2 which brings back several features which were missing on the initial release, including Timer, auto-cropping among others. Google Camera is a revamped version of the stock camera app for Android and introduces several new perks, including a lens blur effect, as well as enhanced photosphere and panorama modes.

The update will be available for your Android device automatically through the Google Play Store. You can also download the latest version and find out whats new after the break

Download from the Google Play Store
Price Free
Requirements Android 4.4 KitKat or greater

Google usually takes some time to roll out their updates across all Android handsets. If you dont want to wait for the automatic update, you can also download the official APK file using the following link

Download APK

File name: com.google.android.GoogleCamera-2.2.024 (1195242-30).apk.
Version: 2.2.024 (1195242-30) (Android 4.4+).
MD5: c30360f49946dbb9db2e418de572d3f3.

Google Camera for Android version 2.2 has the following new features and improvements:
  • Choice of full frame or cropped pictures (4:3 vs 16:9 on the Nexus 5)
  • New splash screen for cropping selection
  • Picture timer (3 and 10 second options)
  • Tiny settings icon now indicated by UI popup on first run
  • New panorama options – fisheye and wide angle
Keep in mind that the choice of cropping will affect total resolution. On the Google Nexus 5, for example, 16:9 maxes out at 6MP. This will vary based on the phone you're using. The splash screen when you start the camera after the update lets you pick the cropping, but it can always be changed in the settings. The timer is pretty straightforward – it's in the on-screen settings.

The panorama mode now has two additional entries for fisheye and a square wide angle image in addition to the vertical and horizontal options. We'll continue looking to see if anything else has been tweaked, but that's it for now.

source - Android Police

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