Android Go are a trimmed down version of the stock Android OS. This has been adopted by many low-end specs devices such as Nokia 1.3, Xiaomi Redmi Go, Samsung Galaxy J2 Core among others. These devices only have some basic necessities apps. Furthermore, the apps are specially designed for Android Go devices. For example, there’s YouTube Go, Gallery Go, Gmail Go, Maps Go and man other Google apps. And now we are seeing the addition of the most famous camera apps to it.
Google Camera or more popularly known as GCam has made its way over to Android Go devices. Named Google Camera Go, there are some pretty nifty features added to it. The original GCam boosts of Night Sight, Astrophotography Mode, Slow Motion, Photo Booth, Motion photos, HDR+, Panorama, and Portrait Mode. It is quite understandable that the trimmed down version of it won’t hold all such features. But still, you get some basic features like Face Enhance, Timer and Zoom functionality.
Features of Camera Go
Now that you have successfully installed the camera and gave it the required permissions, here is how you could make full use of it. By default, you will be taken to the Photo tab. Next up is the Video section and both these are self-explanatory. However, there are a couple of interesting features added as well. The first one is the incorporation of the Translate feature. Just point the camera at the text to be translated and hit the capture button.
There’s also a Portrait Mode. This allows you to take pictures while blurring the background so that the subject remains in focus. Apart from that, you might also notice some numbers in the top center of your screen. Well, it denotes how many photos you could take, until you run out of space.
So this was all about the newly released Google Camera Go for Android devices. The normal GCam sizes range anywhere from 70MB-100MB whereas this one is just around 13MB. Even in a small size, it has managed to pack some pretty impressive features like Portrait Mode and Translate. On that note, do let us know hat you think of this camera, in the comments section below. Likewise, do check out our Camera Mods section to download Google Camera for any Android device.
The best part about Google Camera Go is the fact that it doesn’t matter if your device is running Android Go or not. It is compatible with Android One, Stock Android, One UI, OxygenOS and many other Android-based OS. On that note, if you wish to try it out, download the app from the below link:
Google Camera Go APK
How to install
- Download the apk file from the button above.
- Install like normal apk file.