Google Camera 2.2 update adds new panorama modes, 16:9 capturing


Google is rolling out another new update to its stock Camera app to add two new panorama modes, 16:9 capturing, and a self-timer. The version 2.2 release comes less than a month after Google Camera received the ability to capture photos while recording video.

When Google brought its Camera app to Google Play early this month, the search giant gave Android users without Nexus devices the opportunity to use the stock Android Camera app in place of the one bundled with their device.

For many — particularly those using third-party interfaces like TouchWiz and Sense — it’s a simpler camera experience that offers only the basics. It isn’t packed out with too many features — though it does offer HDR and the ability to snap panoramas — and that means it’s snappier than a lot of rival camera apps.

But the original Google Camera didn’t include all of the features that Google’s Nexus camera did — at least not at first. Google has been working to change that, and its latest update continues to plug the holes.

In addition to the ability to capture pictures and video in the 16:9 aspect ratio, this update also adds two new panorama modes — fisheye and wide-angle — and a self timer.

Like all Google app updates, Google Camera 2.2 will rollout in phases. If you haven’t already received the update, then, you will do so in the coming days and weeks. If you don’t want to wait, you can follow the link below to download the APK, courtesy of XDA Developers.