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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Camera Go / GCam Go APK Port Download with Night Mode, HDR+ and 10x Zoom

 Google released a trimmed-down version of the Pixel’s Google Camera app, called Google Camera Go, earlier this year in March. At first, the app was quite barebones, and it didn’t include most of the cool features that you’d find in the full-blown Google Camera app. 



However, Google has been working on bringing support for some of those novel features over the last few months. For instance, back in April this year, we first learned that the company was working on adding HDR support to Google Camera Go. Then in October, the app received Night Mode support, and Google confirmed that it would be adding HDR support in a future update. As promised, the company is now finally rolling out HDR support with the latest Google Camera Go update.



As per a recent tweet from the official Android Twitter handle, HDR support is now rolling out with the latest Google Camera Go update. This will allow budget devices to capture photos “with crisper details and richer color at any time of day.”Google released a trimmed-down version of the Pixel’s Google Camera app, called Google Camera Go, earlier this year in March. At first, the app was quite barebones, and it didn’t include most of the cool features that you’d find in the full-blown Google Camera app. However, Google has been working on bringing support for some of those novel features over the last few months. For instance, back in April this year, we first learned that the company was working on adding HDR support to Google Camera Go. Then in October, the app received Night Mode support, and Google confirmed that it would be adding HDR support in a future update. As promised, the company is now finally rolling out HDR support with the latest Google Camera Go update.



As per a recent tweet from the official Android Twitter handle, HDR support is now rolling out with the latest Google Camera Go update. This will allow budget devices to capture photos “with crisper details and richer color at any time of day.”Much like the Night Mode update, the latest Google Camera Go release with HDR support should start rolling out to the Nokia 1.3, Wiko Y61, and Wiko Y81 in the coming days. In case you have one of these devices, you should see a new HDR toggle in the app’s interface.


It’s worth mentioning that while you can download the latest Camera Go APK on any Android device running Android 8.0 Oreo or above, you won’t get access to the Night Mode and HDR features. This is due to the fact that these features are only whitelisted for a handful of devices. If you’re interested in learning more about Google Camera Go and its capabilities, do check out our hands-on review of the app by following this link.


The Camera Go APK was launched this year with features like HDR, portrait mode etc. This time it has got the Night Mode for a low budget camera. The Camera Go APK is a light weight variant of the very popularly available Google Camera app.


Unlike this Camera GO app, the Google Camera app is a very powerful camera application with loads of features only available for Google phones, in general. But, Thanks to the developers, who have ported the Google Camera APK and made it to work on 200+ non-Google phones.The advanced features of original Google Camera’s algorithms require a lot of computing resources such as huge RAM, processing and storage that is not a perfect fit for Android Go edition or simply any lower spec Android phone. Introducing the Camera Go APK that provides decent features such as Night Mode, Portrait Mode, of the original app as of now.


What are the Features Available on Camera Go?

Update 2: (6th October 2020)

The Camera Go now features Night Mode, which is quite similar to Google Camera’s Night Sight mode. The Night mode creates well exposed images in low light condition, without flash! You can get the APK file in the downloads section.


See the below video presentation that explains how you can get great photos in low light condition on the Camera Go app using Night Mode!Update 1: (16th April 2020)

The stock Camera Go is ported by many developers to bring more features. The ported app is named as Google Camera Go or GCam Go, which is available with HDR+, 10x Zoom and now works on Android 8 and later versions. On the contrary the stock Camera Go app just had the HDR and portrait mode that too it was made to run only on Android 10.


HDR+ on Camera Go

HDR+ on Camera Go APK port by Parrot043

As I have already said that the GCam is a far better port in comparison to Google Camera Go, which has a lot of features such as, Night Sight, Astrophotography, Portrait mode, photo sphere, super res zoom, and many more.


On the contrary the Camera Go APK has just the Night Mode (only on GCam Go v1.8 and later), Portrait mode, Face Enhance, and the Google Translate as of now. Yes, the Translate feature that is otherwise a part of the Google Lens, is also now integrated to the Camera Go app.


In addition, the Camera Go APK has some features those are unique and is a perfect fit for the Android Go devices.Number of photos you can take.

In the photo Mode, it shows how many photos you can take with respect to the current storage space left on the phone.

Number of minutes you can record video.

In the Video Mode, it shows for how long you can record video with respect to the current storage space left on the phone.

Integrated Google Translate.

Usually the Google Translate is available in the Google Lens. Integrating the Translate in the Camera Go app is a sign that the actual Lens app will not be made for Go devices.

Most importantly, works flawless on Android phones with low end processor.

Should you Install Camera Go APK?

Primarily the Huawei Kirin chipset does not get any porting support for GCam. This Camera Go APK is an ideal fit for those phones!

Just like the Huawei and Honor, some older Mediatek chipset based phones did not get support for GCam by the developers. If you have such a phone running on Android 8 or later (only Parrot043 and Greatness’ APK port may work), then this Camera GO APK is right for you!


But, if the GCam APK is available for your phone then there is no question of doubt in anyway. You can always search your device in the following list of available GCam APK.


But, one thing to remember.

If your phone has a slow processor such as anything in the Snapdragon 400 variant, or some older Mediatek chipsets, then ideally your phone will not see any latest Google Camera version.

In this case, either you can try some older GCam versions available which is still better than Camera Go.


Where to Download Camera Go?

Below is a list of direct link to download the Camera Go APK port for low budget Android phones. Once other versions of the app are available, will be added below.



How to Install Camera Go on Android?

Download the Camera Go APK file from the above download link(s).

To install apps from a third-party app other than Play Store you need to enable app installation from Unknown Sources on your Android device.

For Android 10 version, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the Camera Go APK.


For example: if you have downloaded the Camera Go file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone. Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.


Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source


See the below screenshots that enables to install unknown apps on Pie for Chrome app (you need to enable on the app from where you want to install the apk):

Enable unknown sources to install app



Once enabled, click on the downloaded app to install.

Once installed you can open the app and enjoy the Camera Go APK on your Android phone.

In my opinion, many GCam APK ports are already working on many low end devices. It is true that most of the new features require very high processing, but even the features available on older GCam ports are better than the stripped down variant of this Camera Go application which is primarily built by keeping the Android Go devices in mind.


Signing off this article right here with this conclusion. In case of any doubt you can always leave a comment here so that I can guide you further.

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