Google Camera APK with U12+?

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holz75

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Have any of you tried using the Google Camera APK with your U12+ yet? Since the Pixel 2 has only one lens, I wasn't sure if it would be able to function correctly. Haven't tried yet!
 

billgs

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Aug 19, 2007
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Not really. Somehow lime the stock HTC Camera App more at the moment.

Sent from my HTC U12+ using XDA Labs

The big difference that I can see is on the portrait mode on the front camera. While HTC's camera app results in mediocre and inaccurate pics, Google Cam (even the aforementioned one, with a terrible preview refresh rate) produces excellent, crisp selfies with great bokeh. Unfortunately, portrait mode on the rear cams does not work on this Gcam version, so I cannot compare.
 

ijuanp03

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Question about this. Since this is just software, 3rd party at that, if in any way it corrupts whatever in the stock cam app, a factory reset should resolve any problems, right?

First of all, it's a separate app. Why do you think it will corrupt a different application (stock camera)? It's like you saying Facebook will corrupt Viber.
So to answer your question, NO.
 

ua7aspec

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Has anyone found a working version where portrait mode (front and rear) aren't pretty much unusable? (major lag)
 

billgs

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Has anyone found a working version where portrait mode (front and rear) aren't pretty much unusable? (major lag)

This. If you take a look back on this thread you will see that I am looking for the same, because GCam for portrait shots is leagues ahead from HTC's camera app. I have tried most of the versions, and most of the ones made for dual- lens phones (S9+, G7, OP6) crash on startup, while some older ones work but the lag on portrait modes makes them useless. I also failed to find a general forum discussing GCam here on XDA (which makes sense, as all versions are phone-specific). I think the only way to find a working version is either by luck or when/if a developer works on a version specific to U12+
 

Winblocks

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V1 doesn't totally work for me, I can't use Portrait and Slowmotion modes, and I only can take pics in HDR+ mode :/
 

sephstyler

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wonder if any of the night sight versions work hahaha. Seen some Nokias being able to use it outside of the pixels....
 

sephstyler

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Tried this one briefly:

MGC_6.1.009_MI8_V1b.apk (BSG, 2018-11-03, changelog)

Worked, but after each shot, was receiving error of a hexagon failing......so reverted to the older 1b in case of unreliability - anyone else tried? This version did have night sight - didnt get a chance to try.
 

EMJI79

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Tried this one briefly:

MGC_6.1.009_MI8_V1b.apk (BSG, 2018-11-03, changelog)

Worked, but after each shot, was receiving error of a hexagon failing......so reverted to the older 1b in case of unreliability - anyone else tried? This version did have night sight - didnt get a chance to try.

Where did you find it please?

Sent from my HTC U12+ using XDA Labs
 

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