Google reportedly bringing new updates for Camera App on Android & Wear OS

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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US-based technology giant Google has reportedly started rolling out updates for its camera apps on both Android and Wear OS.

The company said that the Google Camera app for Pixel devices gets minor updates, but the Wear OS app, which basically functions like a remote control for Pixel owners, gets some big updates and a complete redesign from the previous version.

According to the statement, “The camera app on the Wear OS has been due for an update for a while now.”

Google is also expected to launch its new Pixel Watch, which will run the latest Wear OS, in the coming months. The Google Camera app has now been updated to version 8.6 and the update is available for download via the Google Play Store.

The company said that “the app brings a complete redesign keeping in mind the new Material You guidelines and looks fresh and new compared to the previous version (8.1), which was stuck on the old Android Wear-era design.”

As per the statement, there is now a hamburger icon located at the top inside a pill-shaped button, which upon tapping expands to reveal the flip camera and timer options. The shutter button has now moved to the bottom while the zoom controls are on the right side in the form of a slider.

The company stated that “the interface is still buggy, but the live previews while using the app as a remote look blurrier than the previous version.”

While the Google Camera app on Wear OS has received a design overhaul, the search giant has also rolled out an update for its Android app available on Pixel smartphones. There is a minor adjustment to the user interface, with the additional modes in the Modes tab of the camera interface.

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