Google Pixel devices arrive with the holy grail of mobile photography i.e. Google Camera. Unlike other OEMs that are dependent on multiple cameras to churn out quality shots, Pixels use powerful software to get the best shot. Pixels use computational photography to produce high-quality shots. Google Camera offers shots like AI-powered HDR, Astrophotography, Hi-Res Video Recording among others. Developers have churned out the Gcam project where mods of Google Camera are developed. These mods can be installed on any Android smartphone to get the best photography experience.
What is Gcam?
We have used Gcam a lot and to be honest, it is on top of the hierarchy when it comes to the best camera apps. Gcam is a mod based on Google Camera which can be installed on any Android smartphone subject that supports it.
List of Android Devices that support the latest Gcam 8.0
The list of devices that support Gcam 8.0 is pretty huge and more devices will be added in the near future.
- Asus ROG Phone 3, ZenFone 7 Pro & 6
- Google Pixel 2, 2Xl, 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G, and 5
- OnePlus 7, 7T Pro, 7 Pro, 8, 8 Pro, Nord, and 8T
- Oppo Find X2 Pro
- Realme X2 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 9, 9T, 9T Pro, 10, 10 Ultra; Mi Note 10 Pro, 10 Lite; Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Poco X3, Poco M2 Pro, Redmi Note 9S.
- Samsung Galaxy S20+, S20 Ultra, and S10 Lite
Gcam 8.0 Features
- 4K@60fps Video Recording
- AI Adjustments
- Quick Toggle to change the video resolution
- New Settings UI
- Frequent Faces to capture Top Shot photos
- 24fps video recording
- Automatic DND engage during video recording
- Touch & Hold shortcut placed in the shutter button to snap Top Shot
- Exposure Controls to adjust HDR & brightness
- Pro features like Audio Zoom & Cinematic Pan
- Storage Saver mode
How To Install Google Camera 8.0 in All Android Smartphones?
There are a few basic requirements that need to be met to install Gcam. Your phone must be running on Android 10 and it must have camera2 API support. Apparently, Google Play Store has apps to check if your phone supports camera2 API or not. You can always install an older version of Gcam if you are running Android 9.0 or below.
The process is quite simple and we are sure you must have done it at least once although with other apps.
Step 01: You need to download the GCcam v8.0 APK file from here. It is also referred to as sideloading a third-party app.
Step 02: Navigate to Settings >> Security >> Enable Unknown Sources to Install the apk from any external source. Note that this may differ based on which smartphone you use. For OnePlus, you have to navigate to Settings >> Apps & Notifications >> Special App Access >> Install Unknown Apps.
Step 03: Go to your ‘Downloads’ section and tap on the APK.
Step 04: Follow the prompts to install the app and finally, tap on ‘Open’ to launch it.
That’s all that you need to know about using Gcam on your Android smartphone.