Fed up with your too complicated camera application on your Android smartphone?then go back to stock! Google has released the official stock camera app to Google Play Store – Google Camera, thus any Android smartphones and tablets can get the taste of the stock app along with quicker updates and bundled new features, without waiting for your manufacturer’s OTA updates.

The updated camera app includes a completely redesigned layout with sleek design. It adds ability to lens blur – a DSLR like bokeh, high-resolution panorama and Photo Sphere.

Google releases the Stock Camera App with enhancements to Play Store
  • 100% viewfinder – with the new camera app the final photo will look exactly the same as it seen on the viewfinder screen in maximum resolution with no dropped pixels.
  • Larger capture button – the new camera app comes with a much bigger capture button that’s easy to press.
  • Lens Blur – One of the premium features that’s currently was only available with flagship devices like HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 on their modded camera apps. Google brings that feature to every smartphone and tablets. With Lens Blur one can emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). It also let user change the point or level of focus after the photo is taken. One can choose to make any object come into focus simply by tapping on it in the image. By changing the depth-of-field slider, user can simulate different aperture sizes, to achieve bokeh effects ranging from subtle to surreal. The new image is rendered instantly, allowing users to see your changes in real-time. [more details]
Google Camera Lens Blur  effect
  • Higher resolution Panoramas – one can now capture panoramas in high-resolution with full width and detail of a scene.
  • Photo Sphere – the feature that was exclusive for Nexus devices – the 360 degrees photo spheres can now be used in any device and can capture high-resolution spheres with up to whopping 50MP resolution (when set to maximum quality).

Google Camera can be now downloaded from Play store and compatible with all smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat version. Google assures that the app will be made available for older Android versions in the coming months.

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