With the Android 8.1 Oreo update for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2, XL Google Camera also got updated. The camera on latest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to be the best in the market. However, Google deployed camera 2 API which enhanced the camera even further. Developers have already started porting Gcam to other Android Devices for two reasons: First, it’s a great app with very easy to use layout and secondly, it has ARCore, therefore if you want to install AR Stickers on Samsung Galaxy Devices then you would need GCam for that. We are exactly going to tell you How to Install Google Camera on Samsung Galaxy Devices.
Fortunately, all the modern Android devices support the camera 2 api by default. Therefore, the port was seamless without any issues. There is no rocket science here, all you need to do is to download the correct Google Camera APK for your device and install it like normal APK. The latest Google Camera app is ported to Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge Exynos devices. However, it seems like the port is running just fine on Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, and Galaxy S7 Snapdragon. The only catch here is that your device must be running stock Samsung Experience ROM. Below is the list of features which work flawlessly on this port.
- Portrait Mode front/back cam
- HDR+ front/back cam
- Photo Sphere
- Lens Blur
Therefore, without any further ado, let’s see how to install Google Camera on Samsung Galaxy Devices.
How to Install Google Camera on Samsung Galaxy Devices
- Download Google Camera v8.2 for Samsung Galaxy Devices.
- Once, the APK is downloaded install it like any other APK.
- Now you have Google Camera on your Samsung Galaxy Device.
- It’s time to download ARCore APK and AR Stickers APK and install them on your device.
As I mentioned earlier, the port seems to work on other Galaxy devices as well. But there are some options which may not work. Like touch to focus in rear camera might not work on Galaxy Note 8. With Galaxy S8/S8+ Pixel 2017 config won’t work, therefore, you have to resort to Nexus 6 auto instead. If your app hangs on Galaxy S7 Exynos during processing an HDR+ or portrait shot then force close your GCam app and relaunch it. This error occurs due to a possible memory leak.
For the latest Google Camera version 8, clear data, launch app, enter settings, force close app, relaunch app. You will have all the settings listed above.