The Google Camera app, renowned for its quality photo capabilities on Pixel phones, is poised for a user interface (UI) update. The anticipated change will introduce a dedicated toggle switch beneath the mode selection bar, simplifying the switch between photo and video modes. This adjustment aims to eliminate the need to scroll through the mode selection bar, a process deemed slow and inefficient by some users.
Android Central reports that Google is also reorganizing the placement of certain shooting styles to enhance their visibility. Notably, the “Long Exposure” and “Action Pan” modes will now have individual tabs. In the past, these modes were grouped under the “Motion” tab.
Plenty of Enhancements and Changes
Adjusting video stabilization settings will become more straightforward. The previous menu will be replaced by a dedicated pop-up menu, offering users a choice between three stabilization options: Standard, Locked, and Active.
Long-term Pixel users will notice a change in the camera switch button and the gallery preview button's locations. Google has decided to switch the positions of these buttons, requiring users to adapt to tapping either button on the opposite side of the viewfinder.
Accessing the settings will be more convenient. Users can either swipe up on the screen or tap the settings icon located in the bottom left corner, eliminating the need to navigate to the screen's bottom.
Anticipation for Pixel 8 Series
The Google Camera app's appearance has remained consistent since the Pixel 4's 2019 debut. With the upcoming UI enhancements and potential camera upgrades for the Pixel 8 series, Google's flagship series might continue to be a top contender in the Android camera phone market. While the timeline for the new UI's introduction to older Pixel models remains uncertain, the Pixel 8 series is expected to launch in October.