Google has unveiled an exciting new update to its Pixel Camera App with version 9.0, requiring Android 14. This app features a redesigned interface, giving users access to new camera features at the swipe of a finger. Swipe left on the mode switcher at the bottom of your screen to enter the settings panel, and then swipe up to peruse the carousel of features: from Action Pan and Portrait mode for photos, to Blur Cinematic video mode and Slow Motion.
With this redesign, vital features like Night Sight are just a swipe away, while the video controls are now more spread out. Additionally, also notable is the removal of “Modes” from the very end; now, what Photo or Video mode you were using last will remembered thanks to the sticky switcher. Get creative and explore these amazing tools – you won’t be disappointed!
The latest redesign of the camera roll is causing a stir. Not only have the preview and front/rear lens switcher positions swapped places, but the additional UI at the top of the screen has also vanished. This freed-up space is used to keep the front facing camera hidden, leaving users unable to take full advantage of the extra room.
Structural changes to make one-handed operation easier are still present, and the themed icon has been updated to a larger size – a small but meaningful addition that will no doubt be appreciated by many. However, for all of its alterations, these miniscule tweaks pale in comparison to the reorganization of features into the new bottom strip.
Google has released their Camera 184.108.40.2061695573.37, designed exclusively for devices running Android 14 Beta 5.3. Although the version started rolling out on September 7th, it is not yet widely available in the Play Store – but tech enthusiasts can still obtain it via APKMirror. This update does not support Android 13 or any prior versions, and appears to only be accessible to Pixel users under the Beta Program.
The release of Google Camera 9.0 signals a redesign of previous camera features, and not coincidentally arrives ahead of the launch of the much-anticipated Pixel 8 series. Despite expectations that the Pixel 8 would debut with the updated app, it looks like Google has decided to give their beta program users early access instead.