Google Camera Transforms into Pixel Camera on Play Store: Here’s What You Need to Know
Google has recently made a significant change to its camera app exclusive to Pixel devices. The app, previously known as the Google Camera, has now been rebranded as the Pixel Camera on the Play Store. This change is not just limited to the name; even the app description has been updated. It now states, “Never miss a moment with the fully redesigned Pixel Camera, and take fantastic photos and videos using features like Portrait, Night Sight, Time Lapse, and Cinematic Blur.”
The most recent version of the Pixel Camera app, v9.0, is available for devices such as the Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 7 Pro. On the other hand, the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are equipped with v9.1. It’s essential to note that the latest Pixel Camera version is compatible only with Pixel devices that run on Android 14 and above. For those using Wear OS, the app functions only on devices operating on Wear OS 3 and above, provided they are connected to Pixel smartphones.
Furthermore, Google has introduced the native Android 14 share sheet for its Google Photos app. This means when users tap on the share icon, a “Sharing image” sheet appears. This sheet features a “Modify” button on its top-right corner, allowing users to select multiple images for sharing. Additionally, the selected image will have a pencil icon, which, when clicked, launches the Markup tool. Below this, users will find a carousel with various Google Photos actions, such as Create Link, Send in Photos, and Add to Album. Direct Share targets, including frequently used apps, are also available. Scrolling up reveals the entire grid.
This updated share sheet is accessible on version 5.65 of Google Photos for Pixel smartphones that operate on Android 14. If you haven’t spotted this feature on your device yet, it might be because you’re using an older Android version. It’s expected that the share sheet on Google Photos for devices running Android 13 and previous versions will remain the same.