We tested Camera Go: the camera of Google for cheap mobile

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We tested Camera Go: the camera of Google for cheap mobile

In the mid of the month of march you speak of for the first time Camera Goa very interesting project from Google to bring your camera (Gcam) to mobile more economic. This camera allows you to, among others, that phones with a single camera can make a portrait and enjoy the processed Google how well it works in the Pixel.

We were able to test the application, downloadable from Sourceforge, so it’s appropriate to comment on what we will find with this camera application and what benefits it can bring compared to the native app of camera of other manufacturers.

Camera Go: less than 30 megs of Gcam

Camera Go The interface of Camera Go is practically equal to that of the Gcam, which is excellent news.

The Gcam covers to other devices usually have a weight ranging between 80 and 150 megawatts, according to the libraries of each phone. A notable weight to a app camera. Camera Go intends to the contrary, offer the most in the least possible weight. In particular, the version that we’ve tested weighs just 12.2 megs (APK), although once installed, it reaches up to 24 megs.

The installation, at least in this first version, we have been able to test it on multiple deviceswith processors Qualcomm, Kirin and Exynos. Although one should not sing victory time for this, as we will see later.

Camera Go

The interface of Camera GO it is virtually identical to that of the camera itself Google. At the bottom we have the options of portrait, photo, and video translator. In the Pixel we have night mode, portrait, camera, video, and an option of “more” that hides the pan modes, slow motion, Google, Lens, etc Camera GO loses features, but keeps the basics.

A useful feature of this camera is that it will alert us when we can make a few pictures because the internal memory. In the same way, we will always have a counter with the photos we can do

At the top we find a very useful feature, especially considering that this camera is designed for mobile devices with low internal memory. We can see the number of pictures you can take before running out of memory, useful information and curious. The options section is also relatively similar to that of the Pixel. Flash settings, self timer and mode beauty. Here we lose the photos live and the full menu of settings.


A few lines above we mentioned that we should not declare victory even if the APK will work on all mobile. This is because has leaked an APK, but this is not enough. To enjoy the benefits of a camera of Google in a terminal non-Pixel it is necessary to do a port, that is to say, modify the APK to adapt to their own hardware terminals that are going to use this application.

The translation is that there is no improvement when we use this applicationsince that is not done processing Google we are used to. However, from XDA Developers indicate that already they are working on HDR technology of Google within this applicationsomething that can mean a before and an after when you use it. For the moment, it is not too advisable to install it since it is not at all stable and there is no improvement, but it is important to keep track of as it is more than likely that within not much time we will begin to see ports that will bring real improvements.

Download Camera Go | Sourceforge

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Ricardo Aguilar


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