Google announces Camera Go, Android Go’s own camera app

Google Camera, the default camera app for Google’s Pixel smartphones is highly liked for the impressive image processing that users often prefer it to the default camera apps that come pre-installed on their non-Pixel devices.

Google is now providing something similar, albeit toned down for the kind of hardware it will be dealing with, for devices powered by Go editions of Android, mobile platforms meant to accommodate devices with fewer or lowly hardware system resources so as to keep costs down and make them affordable.

According to Google, Camera Go, as the app is known as, will help users take photos without worrying much about speed (it is optimized for use on such devices) or storage. It will proactively keep tabs on the available storage space and alert users to free up more space in order to be able to use it to take more snaps and videos.

This mirrors the functionality of another application that users of devices running Go editions of Android already have access to, FilesGo, which usually offers periodic reminders for storage “cleanup”.

With it, Google is promising some of the image processing chops that the more advanced app that can be found on its handful of Pixel smartphones has, coming to life through features like portrait mode.

The new Camera Go app will be at home when paired with the GalleryGo app that Google has availed to Android Go users to aid them view and organize the snaps they shoot with their devices in addition to the kind of organization they are able to do using FilesGo.

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On Android Go devices, Google has made it easy for users to easily access applications meant for their devices, like CameraGo and others, by bundling them together in a dedicated section on the Google Play Store.

HMD Global’s newly-announced Nokia 1.3, which we can look forward to seeing in Kenya soon, is the first smartphone to arrive with Camera Go.

The app will be coming to other Android Go devices – according to Google, there are 100 million of them active around the world – as well.

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