Google Said To Be Bringing Background Blur, Third-Party Filters And More To Android Camera App

Posted: April 1, 2014 by Areeb Fazli in Android, Technology


Google is working on a new and improved camera app for Android-powered smartphones, according to a new report by Engadget. The company plans to overhaul the user interface, but also add new features like the ability to selectively defocus the background on portrait shots, as well as better Panorama and Photo Sphere capture.

The update will reportedly come via a standalone update to just the app itself, and not something lumped into an Android general OS update. It’ll also bring support for third-party filters, meaning that developers can create custom effects which users can download and add to the stock camera app. HTC currently lets users create and save their own custom filters to the One’s camera app, but this sounds like it could pave the way for more of a Google Play shop for filter effects.

The focus features are said to resemble those found in Nokia’s Refocus…

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