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Nexus’ Photo Quality Improved With Google Camera Update

June 16, 2015 - Written By Ricardo Trevizo

Google has never been known for adding the top performing camera to their Nexus devices lineup, that is an issue that has been under the internet giant’s radar for quite a while now. A few years ago, Google began doing something that could potentially improve the quality of the photos taken using the stock camera application, included with stock Android and in every Nexus device; the main idea of the workaround was to add system apps to the Play Store, so that they could be updated in a more frequent manner, this meant that users no longer had to wait for new firmware updates for a small bug found in a system app to be fixed. Ever since the Google Camera was added to the Play Store, it has faced several major updates, with numerous new features and fixes to bugs found by users. Today, a new update was released to address one of the main issues with photos taken by Nexus devices, image quality.

With the new version of the Google Camera, users will be able to notice a great improvement with the quality of their photos. Although the updated application is available to every device running at least on Android 5.0 Lollipop, it is without a doubt aimed towards Nexus owners, as one of the main complaints about the lineup, has always been related to the photos quality.

The changelog released by Google mentions that this new update will improve the performance of the app, making it much more stable than previous versions. Nexus 6 owners will be able to capture images considerably faster when HDR+ is not activated. Google hasn’t forgotten about the Nexus 4 and Nexus as for both devices, the overall stability of the app was greatly enhanced, which means that the camera will not crash as often as before. The popular Lens Blur feature was also refined, with an improved user interface and better focus indicators. The updated Google Camera is already available through the Play Store, although it might take a while to hit your device as Google has a history of taking its time to roll out new updates in case something goes south.