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Google Camera update brings double-tap to zoom feature

Google Camera 4.4 settings screen, new features include selfie flash and double-tap zoom
Google Camera 4.4 settings
Version 4.4 of Google's camera software is now available via Google Play and comes with a new toggle for switching between camera functions and the ability to double-tap to zoom.

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Google Camera 4.4 surfaced recently in a Developer Preview build of Android O. Now, this app is finally available to the public via Google Play, although only in select markets. Obviously, the US is one of them.

The previous version introduced front-facing selfie flash (thanks to a full white display that flashes right before taking the shot), and this one comes with a few new features and changes, most of them quite hard to notice. First, there is the double-tap to zoom capability, then a slightly enlarged shutter button, as well as a toggle button for photo/video mode.

At last, we should also mention that the "Camera sounds" option that arrived with Google Camera 4.3 is now called "Camera shutter sounds." Unfortunately, versions after 4.2 do not offer 32-bit support, so those who use handsets with chips pre-dating the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808/810 cannot use Google Camera 4.3 or 4.4.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-11 (Update: 2017-08-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.