It’s Wednesday and you know what that means, Google app updates for the core apps that they have in the Play Store. Not for all apps of course but there is usually at least one. Today the Google Camera app has gotten it’s update, and the wait is over for a couple more new features that have been added in along side the popular new Lens Blur feature that was introduced at the launch of the app. Even though there is only a few new features, there is a good chance that more will come with future updates, so if you notice that one you were hoping would make a return isn’t in this particular update, don’t give up hope.
Today’s update adds most notably, the inclusion of new panorama options like Fisheye and Wide Square Angle, in fact those are the only two new panorama options. Other new changes have been made with this update as well though and they aren’t really any less important. After you update Google Camera you’ll notice that you now have the option to take full frame or cropped photos, and there is also a new splash screen for the cropping selection, which pops up a selection choice the first time you open the camera after the update. This can be changed after the fact from settings as shown in the image below. Picture timer has been added with options for three seconds and ten seconds, so you can give yourself a little time or a lot depending on what you need.
It seems that people were having some confusion with the settings icon after this app was released compared to their older stock Android camera, so with this update Google added a little UI indicator message that denotes where the settings button is the first time you open it up after the update and slide from the left edge to reveal the shooting modes. This message pop up is similar to the ones you may have seen the first time you powered on a Jelly Bean or Kit Kat powered device and set it up as it’s the same type of blue pop up message bubble. That seems to be all the changes that have come to the app this time around, or what’s been noticed at least. If we have missed anything that you have caught don’t hesitate to bring it to our attention in the comments. Are you enjoying the new features of the Google Camera? What do you want them to bring back in the next update?