Google gives its Camera app a Marshmallow overhaul

Google's Camera app gets prettier. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google’s Camera app gets prettier. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google has rolled out an update for its official Camera app that brings a Marshmallow overhaul, complete with a new interface and new features. The release can be downloaded now from Google Play — but there is a catch.

Google Camera’s new look remains clean and simple, with bold controls and easy navigation. It boasts the same functionality, plus Auto HDR+ for the Nexus 6 and some other devices, and a fix for the SmartBurst issue on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

Google has also made some other useful changes; tapping the display while recording video now refocuses the camera (as it should), rather than snapping a still image.

Unfortunately, some features are exclusively for Nexus devices, so you won’t get them on third-party handsets when you update. However, you will get the new user interface and other improvements.

The catch is that you’ll need to be running Android 6.0; this update isn’t meant for earlier versions of Android, so you won’t see it in the Play Store unless you’re running Marshmallow.