At the end of September, Google launched its new line of smartphones, which bring to the market the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Together with them, the company announced some news for its native camera application, which now has the Night Sight feature – for night shots – in portrait mode.
Fifteen days after the launch of the new phones, the new version of Google Camera, which arrives under build 8.0, finally begins to be released to users. However, the first to receive the news from the app will only be the owners of the Pixel 5, so those who own any other Pixel phone will still have to wait a while until they also have this right.
However, the XDA Developers forum team found a way to install version 8.0 of the Google Camera on any other Pixel phone that is updated to Android 11. With that, those who do not want to wait until the official update, can test this method to use the application.
The first step to install the application on Pixel phones with Android 11 is to download the apk file through this link. After that, it is necessary to install another app on the phone, which is the Split APKs Installer (SAI), whose card for download will be available at the end of this article.
Once the apk file has been downloaded and the Split APKs Installer has been installed on the phone, it is necessary to execute the latter and click on “Install APKs”. After that, just search for the apk file of Google Camera in the cell phone folders, check its checkbox on the screen and click on “Select”. After a few seconds a new screen will appear to confirm the installation.
The team responsible for the tutorial points out that the method was tested on the Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3 XL, and Pixel 4 cell phones, all of them updated to Android 11. So far, however, there are no known ways to install the octave. version of Google Camera on third-party smartphones.