No more waiting for your phone manufacturer or carrier to send over a camera update.
Google has released its stock Google Camera app on the Google Play store, with a couple of neat new features included.
A lens blur effect has been added, allowing you to emphasise the subject while blurring the background for a fancy SLR-style bokeh effect. Users can even change the focus subject after taking the shot.
Also new is a feature that allows users to capture 360-degree photo spheres at up to 50 megapixels.
The viewfinder's been improved to eliminate "dropped pixels" - this means that the finished photograph will now be exactly what you see on the screen. Panoramas have also been polished up, allowing users to capture greater width and detail in a scene.
Google Camera will work on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4 KitKat or later. You'll now be able to update it through Google Play - no more waiting for your carrier or phone manufacturer to push an update out to you.
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