Older Pixel phones get Google Pixel 5 camera app

Older Pixel phones get Google Pixel 5 camera app

Google has begun rolling out version 8.1 of its Google Camera app to Pixel phones. Version 8.0 of the app was previously only available on the Pixel 5 meaning owners of older devices will now be getting some functionality from the new release.

The app which has been pushed out via the Google Play Store, is not a complete overhaul and the new version reshuffles Google Camera’s many features from along the bottom bar and adds features like Audio Zoom and quick, one-tap zoom adjustments.

Before, it was not possible for most users to sideload the Google Camera 8.0 update onto older Pixels to get the latest features. However, Google managed to find methods to make version 8.1 compatible with all Pixel phones, dating back to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

With the update installed, devices like the Pixel 4 now have access to some of the new video stabilization features, including Cinematic Pan.

The update is still in the process of rolling out, so you might have to wait some time for it to arrive on your own device.