Google Camera update rolling out to 6.0+ devices - New interface in tow

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  1. wicked

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    Nexus 5X and 6P owners have enjoyed Google Camera's new interface for over a month now since launch but today the rest of you who own a Marshmallow device should start seeing the update with the new look.


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    The new camera UI offers a quicker way to switch from photo to video mode, while hiding less used features like photo sphere, panorama, and lens blur. Those modes and the Settings menu are now available by tapping on a hamburger button. Previously located above the shutter button, controls for timer, HDR, and flash were moved to the top right corner. To the left of the shutter button is the ability to switch between the back and front facing cameras and on the right is quick access to the camera roll.

    The UI is much more minimal, with no option to manually change the exposure. Compared to camera apps made by LG and Samsung especially, users have far less granular control and are made to more heavily rely on the automatic mode. Many reviews of the latest Nexus devices noted the slow performance of the camera app and hopefully this update will improve that while bringing a snappy performance for all other phones.

    The update is currently rolling out to devices running Marshmallow on the Play Store
     
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    You tricked me. I thought there was new goodness for my 6P, but I already have it. :(
     
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    Hopefully this is an update for the 6P also to fix the crash issue when double-clicking the power button while in landscape mode.
     
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    I've had that one...I thought it was related to the case button/screenshot issue. :)
     
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    Say what now? Mine doesn't do that.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P
     
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    Mine doesn't do it every time, and I hadn't associated it only with landscape mode, either. Just the same, about 2/3 of the times I've used that trick, it's crashed.
     
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    Strange. I'll admit I haven't used my camera a ton, but I just tried it 10 times in a row & it launched every time. I tried it with the phone rotated to the left 5 times & to the right 5 times, closing it out of regents after each successful launch.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P
     
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    I haven't had issues launching either.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P