Google has released a new camera app for devices running Android GO edition — the light version of Android — called Camera Go, which brings a minimalistic and simple interface that prevents the phones from lagging while clicking pictures or shooting videos.
Google also announced that there are more than 100 million active Android Go edition phones worldwide at the moment. Android Go edition devices were launched in Q3 2018 and have since grown from a few dozen to over 1600 devices offered in over 180 countries globally.
The pre-loaded camera apps on devices running Android Go tend to lag as these devices don’t usually carry high specs. To counter this issue, Google released Camera Go app, which aims to run on Android Go devices without lag or storage issues.
The app will feature a Portrait mode to get shots with the famed bokeh effect (background blur). Google also says that the apps are built keeping first-time users in mind and will have a “clean and simple interface”.
The app will also actively track the storage levels of the phone and displays the amount of photo and video storage left — reminiscent of the early phone camera days of the mid-2000s — and help users clear the storage too.
Google’s Camera Go app will be available on Nokia 1.3 at the time of release, with support for more Android Go edition devices to be added soon. Nokia 1.3 will be available in 28 countries at launch.
On Wednesday, Google announced two new updates to the Advanced Protection that add security to devices with enrolled email IDs. The company also announced that certified Chromebook accessories will now feature a new ‘Works with Chromebook’ logo and an update to Google Translate that allows the app to transcribe in eight languages.
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