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Google Camera v3.0 to Include Smart Burst, Creations & More

September 14, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Google is rumored to be launching Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well as new Nexus smartphones from LG and Huawei in about two weeks. The rumor mill is pointing to a September 29th announcement, and we’re expecting many other surprises. As is pretty normal when it comes to Google. This also includes a new version of the Google Camera which should be shipping with Marshmallow or shortly after. The folks over at Android Police have gotten their hands on some of the resources for this new version of the camera, and are tearing it apart to see what new features we can expect with the Google Camera 3.

One of those features that appears to be coming in Camera v3.0 is Smart Burst. This actually appeared in v2.5, as Android Police mentions. According to the strings in the APK, it appears that Smart Burst will be activated as usual burst modes. By holding down the shutter button for as long as you wish to do so. Basically what that does is it tells the camera to capture images as fast as it can until the user stops. Once you’re done the images are scored and some will be deleted, while others will be saved. Some will also be chosen for Auto-Awesome type images, like animated GIFs.

Another feature that appears to be in this update is creations. You may remember seeing creations on the Google Photos website, so this isn’t necessarily new, but we should be able to get creations straight from the camera in Google Camera v3.0. Creations made from Smart Burst can include a collage or a GIF as well. Which is pretty unique and cool.

It appears that this is only the beginning of what is coming in Google Camera v3.0. And that Google has a lot of goodies planned for this next version of the stock camera app that is available in the Play Store. And because it’s in the Play Store, we may see this update come with Marshmallow or even a few days afterwards. Hopefully it comes out sooner rather than later, but still very exciting to see what Google has up their sleeves for cameras in their Nexus line as well as other stock Android devices.