How to install Google Camera on Android phones

You can install Google Camera on select Android phones, not all phones support this app.

This is because this app is a copy of the app on Google Pixel phones, so if your device uses a different architecture than Google Pixel devices, you won’t be able to install or run it.

Read also: What is the Google Camera app and what are its features?

The Google Camera app offers a very good Portrait feature, in addition to the HDR+ feature that completely changes the look of the image.

There are a few conditions to be able to install Google Camera on your phone, which are:

Ability to use Google services:
The application will not work with Huawei or Honor phones that do not support Google services.

Access to Camera2 API library:
It is a software library developed by Google that works to better control the camera.

You can find out if your phone supports it or not from here.

In general, all phones that use Snapdragon processors are able to run the Google Camera, and that makes many Chinese phones unable to run it.

You can try with the camera app on phones that do not support Google services, but you need to install MicroG or Gcam Service Provider app.

These are apps that mimic Google services on your phone, but they don’t work all the time.

Install Google Camera:


You must make sure your phone supports Camera2 APi technology before installing it, so you can search for your phone’s name in this list.

After that, you can search for the appropriate application for your phone via the Google Store, or through the official page on the XDA website.

You can download the mobile version of the application from the list found here.

By searching for the name of your phone in the list, and until you download the application, click on Download.

You can download the mobile version of the application from the list found here.

This takes you to the next page, and here you can choose the version you want to download, always download the stable version:

This takes you to the next page, and here you can choose the version you want to download, always download the stable version

Overall, the app is not official, and it’s an open source project, so there are plenty of copies of it online.

You can access these copies by searching a little through Google or the Google Play Store.

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