You can now download the latest Google Camera 7.6, 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2 ports with Pixel 4’s Astrophotography mode from major GCam developers. These Google Camera (GCam) ports are available as APK files and are compatible with devices running Android 11, Android 10 Q, and Android 9 Pie.
This year, Google has continued to innovate in the camera department with Google Pixel 4 (XL). The latest Pixel device brings one of the most promising camera features yet, which is “Astrophotography mode” (Also commonly known as “Astro Mode”). This new feature is built into the ‘Night Sight’ mode of the Google Camera app and allows you to take clear pictures of the night sky, the moon and the stars, and even the Milky Way (when you find a clear night).
According to Google, the new Astrophotography Mode feature will also be available for Pixel 3/3a but will leave out the older phones like Pixel 2 and original Pixel. It has also been confirmed (Via 9to5Google) that other new Pixel 4 camera features including Live HDR+ and Exposure Controls will not make their way to any old Pixel device. That is because of the low-level hardware capabilities that are only available on Pixel 4.
But the independent Google Camera developer community never disappoints. Following the public release of the Pixel 4 and consecutive camera app updates, it didn’t take long for developers to port it to other Android devices as well. Several developers have already released working Google Camera 7.x ports with Astrophotography feature for devices running Android 11, Android 10 & Android 9 Pie.
While these GCam ports might have been tested on specific devices, they could also work on others. If you’re looking for a device-specific port, please refer to our Google Camera Port Hub.
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Google Camera 7.6 Ports
Ports by developer ‘Parrot043’ are primarily focused on Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO, and Asus devices.
Tested on – Xiaomi Mi A3, Redmi K20 (Mi 9T), Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9T Pro), Redmi Note 9/8/7, Asus ROG Phone 2, OnePlus 7 series
Version: MGC 7.6.008 V7
Google Camera 7.4 Ports
Tested on – OnePlus 8/8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 5/5T, LG V20, LG G6/G7, Redmi Note 9, Note 8 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 5
Zoran‘s port are for Samsung Galaxy devices with a Exynos SoC.
Tested on – Exynos Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e, Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, and Note 10
Google Camera 7.3 Ports
Google Camera 7.2 Ports
The first Google Camera 7.2.014 port with Pixel 4 Astrophotography mode was released by developer cstark27, as “Camera PX“.
His port primarily brings Pixel 4’s latest camera features like Astro feature (along with others) to older unsupported Google Pixel devices like the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a (XL), Pixel 2 (XL), and Pixel (XL). It also adds several other new features, like new Focus options in Night Sight mode and Super Res Zoom to the said devices.
cstark27’s GCam ports offer a dedicated “PX Mod Settings” section that provides more granular controls over certain camera features. For example, you can override the Maximum Zoom Level, toggle Synthetic Fill Flash, disable Face Warping, set the “Super Res Zoom” feature to always-on, and even change the “Max Exposure Time” for Astrophotography mode.
Tested on – Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, Pixel 2, and OG Pixel
Version: Camera PXv4.5
So, this was the collection of all the Google Camera 7.x ports with the Pixel 4 Astrophotography feature, available for devices running Android 11, Android 10 (Q) and Android 9 Pie. We will update this post when there’s a new port available for a different developer or a newer version of the listed port is released.
We couldn’t end this post without thanking the developers. Their tremendous work could now allow users to enjoy the latest Google Camera features from Pixel 5 on their non-Pixel devices.