What’s the best thing about Google splitting off its Camera app from AOSP and putting it in Google Play? The ability to quickly update the app to add — or in this case, re-add — features without sending out a major firmware update. Today’s update allows you to capture a photo while recording video.
We know, it’s not the biggest feature in the world, but it’s certainly nice to have. Thanks to an update that should be available on your Android device of choice soon, Google Camera users will be able to take a photo of whatever they’re capturing a video of without having to back out and change modes. Just about every other camera app on Android already has this feature (including the Google Camera at one point) so it’s nice to see Google getting its Camera app up to speed.
Google made a handful of changes to most of their apps at last year’s I/O, so don’t be surprised to see more features added to Google Camera in just over a month’s time. Once you snag the update, let us know if you see anything else that’s changed.