Google blesses Camera app with selfie flash option

Google gears up for Android O release.				Google Blog

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Pair great hardware with a barely usable camera app and you're phone is sure to get ignored. Since most smartphones don't have a flash built in to the front-facing shooter, Google Camera mitigates this by adding a manila-toned slab right as your selfie is taken, which is supposed to help produce a little extra light in dimmer settings. Before this existed, you had to use the zoom bar. Now, when you go to take a photo with your front-facing camera, the phone's screen will fill with a bright manilla color to shine some light on your face.

It's not perfect, mind you.

Other updates to "Google Camera" include the ability to double tap to zoom in and a new toggle to switch between camera functions. Just enable flash to use it. Not a groundbreaking addition but it's simple and acts as a quick alternative to using the zoom slider. XDA writer Adam Conway reported that he tested the revised app on an variety of devices - an LG G6, a OnePlus 3, a OnePlus 3T, a OnePlus 5 and a Samsung Galaxy S8 - and found some real improvements with the resulting images. Double tap to automatically zoom in and back out. Sadly, those numbers seem to be fixed and there's no way to customize that. While doing so, they found references to Muskie (a rumored Pixel device that appears to have been shelved) Pixel XL2, which leads them to suspect that the modifications are tricking the app into thinking that it's running on the Google Pixel's successor. If you're in a rush, however, you can always download the signed APK from APK Mirror and sideload it yourself.

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