Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones run a unique version of the Google Camera app. Most of the camera’s credit is attributed to the phone’s hardware, but a good portion is thanks to software as well.
Google’s Pixel smartphones took some of the best photos for a smartphone in 2016. Which is interesting, because the camera module used inside the first-generation Pixel phones has been used in other phones that simply can’t match the photo-taking experience one gets on Pixel. This is because software plays a major part in taking great photos.
Many have fallen in love with the HDR+ mode on Google Pixel. And up until this point, the feature has only been available on the version of the Google Camera app that is installed on Google Pixel. However, just this week, a developer over at XDA was able to strip the latest version of the APK for open download on almost any Android handset that uses a Snapdragon 820, Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 835. In other words, you can now sideload the app and all its photo goodness onto your current phone if it fits the above criteria.
The new version is Google Camera 4.4.012. Download it at the link below and let us know if you get it working and on which device in the comment section below this post.