Google is rolling out GCam 7.2 with astrophotography mode and Pixel 4 UI to older Pixel phones

Those who own older Pixel devices can rejoice as Google is rolling out the latest version of Google Camera with version 7.2 that supports astrophotography. The Pixel 4 UI is also on the list. The search giant had confirmed in October that older Pixel phones will be getting the astrophotography mode.

Google is rolling out GCam 7.2 with astrophotography mode and Pixel 4 UI to older Pixel phones
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Users on Reddit claim that they are indeed receiving the update for their Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a smartphones. Keep in mind that your Pixel device needs to be on the Android 10 in order to get that killer feature. The mode is part of Night Sight which is triggered automatically when the software recognizes you are taking very dark shots.

The changes in the UI are not subtle and that’s really good. The mode switcher has been moved to the bottom of the screen while the top bar controls have been replaced with a panel that can be slid down or tapped open. This area will also have the settings option that is removed from the ‘More’ tab.

Google is rolling out GCam 7.2 with astrophotography mode and Pixel 4 UI to older Pixel phones
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The new design also allows makes way for a larger viewfinder, an updated zoom, exposure sliders, and image ratio settings in the main UI. The other notable change is the inclusion of the Social Share menu which allows users to swipe up on the preview of your last shot and quickly share from the viewfinder.


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