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Google just rolled out a new update to the Pixel 5 camera app with build – Google Camera 8.2. It brings an enhanced experience while taking videos with a long-press functionality for the shutter button.
The latest Pixel 5G introduced a new Google Camera 8.1 APK to the Android community. It features ultrawide lens support or Google Camera app, cinematic pan for videos, Night Sight in Portrait Mode, Portrait Light , New editor in Google Photos, and much more. Checkout all the Google Camera 8.1 features from our previous post. This comes on top of the already existing features like Astrophotography mode and Night Sight mode for night photography.
Google Camera 8.2 brings a very useful enhancement while taking videos. You can now press and hold the shutter button, while in video mode, and slide your finger to either zoom in/out or even lock the video recording. So if you slide your finger to left, it will zoom. If you side it down, it will lock the video recording for hands-free mode. Once you’ve locked the recording, you can release your finger, and the video will continue to record.
This is the only and one of the biggest changes we saw in Gcam 8.2. Yesterday, the Play Store updated the Gcam listing to Google Camera 8.2 APK with a minor but useful feature. The update comes to the Pixel 5, but can also be installed on previous Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 3 series using Gcam 8.2 Mods. You can expect the mods to come as soon as this month. So stay tuned!
Download latest Google Camera 8.2 APK
Following you will find the latest original Google Camera 8.2 APK extracted directly from the Pixel 5. So if your Pixel devices haven’t received this update, it is highly recommended that you update to the latest Gcam 8.2 version on Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 3 (XL), 2 (XL), OG Pixel 1 (XL).
Alternatively, you can manually sideload the Gcam 8.2 APK with filename
com.google.android.GoogleCamera_8.2.204 This is the original camera app and comes in APKS file format.
This is because after Android 11, developers need to support for multiple architectures like arm64, multiple languages, DPI, and much more. You can easily install APKS files using a free and open-source (FOSS) app called Split Installer or SAI listed below.
Note: For Google Drive link, download using PC, transfer it to phone storage, and see the installation instructions below. Filename –
Google Camera 22.214.171.1240559056.08 (arm64-v8a) (480dpi) (Android 11+)
Download Gcam 8.2 Mod APK
Here you will find the latest Gcam 8.2 mod APK from various developers like cstark, Arnova, Parrot, BSG, Urnyx in the coming days. It’s not yet available as the development takes time.
Meanwhile, you can download the more stable Gcam 8.1 mod for any Android device. You can also install it on Android 11, 10, or even earlier versions like 9.0 Pie.
- Download Gcam 8.2 APK (coming soon…)
- Download Gcam 8.1 APK from Pixel 5 for your Android devices (post link)
Note: For Google Drive link, download using PC, transfer it to phone storage, and then install as normal APK. You can install Gcam normally.
How to install Gcam 8.2 (Google Camera 8.2) on any Android device?
For the Split APKS file, install via an application called Split APKs Installer (SAI). It is free and Open Source. You can also use another great app called App Manager. It can install any bundled APKS, APKM, XAPK, ZIPS, or even Split APKS.
- Download Google Camera 8.2 APK from above.
- Transfer it to phone storage.
- Download and install SAI (Split Installer). Direct download link (F-droid).
- Open file manager.
- Go to the location of Gcam 8.2 APK.
- Launch the app using SAI or App manager app.
- Tap on the file to install.
See full tutorials here:
- Install Multiple/Split APKs on any Android device including APK, APKM, XAPK, APKS (tutorial link)
- Download and install latest Gcam APK via Split Installer (post link)