The Google Camera app is a major factor in the excellent photo quality of Pixel phones, but it hasn’t seen an update in a while. When the Pixel 8 series launches, Google might finally give the app a much-needed UI facelift.
A source inside Google reportedly gave Android Authority access to a number of photos showcasing the imminent Google Camera UI change. According to the leaked photos, you won’t need to browse through the mode selection bar anymore because the app will feature a dedicated switch for switching between photo and video modes.
For quick and simple access, the dedicated toggle switch will be located directly beneath the mode selection bar. The previous procedure involved scrolling through the mode selection bar, which was somewhat slow and ineffective.
Additionally, Google is moving the locations of some shooting techniques, presumably to increase their visibility to users. The “Long Exposure” and “Action Pan” modes, for instance, can now be found on their respective tabs. Previously, the “Motion” tab was where you could find these options.
Google is also making it simpler to modify the settings for video stabilization. You may now quickly and simply choose between the three stabilization options—Standard, Locked, and Active—by replacing the previous menu with a separate pop-up menu.
It may be necessary to relearn the muscle memory of long-time Pixel users for the gallery preview and camera switch buttons. You’ll have to get used to hitting either button on the opposite side of the viewfinder going forward because Google switched the locations of these buttons.
Swiping up on the screen or touching the settings symbol in the bottom left corner will also let you access the settings pop-up. No longer is it necessary to scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen.
Since the 2019 release of the Pixel 4, the Camera app has had the same appearance. It’s about time for a UI update so that it can look just as amazing as it does when taking pictures. With some camera improvements for the Pixel 8 series, Google’s upcoming flagship series could be able to maintain its position on our list of the best Android camera phones with ease.
In a few months, we should learn more about when and if the new UI will roll out to older Pixel phones. The Pixel 8 series is probably going to launch in October since Google often releases new smartphones in the fall.
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