Here is how you can download Google Camera 6.2 APK for your Google Pixel phones. The new update just started rolling out earlier today and brings a new feature to the ‘Photobooth’ mode on the phone. The Google Camera app is now able to detect ‘kissing’ while the camera app is on. The Photobooth mode was already a useful feature for capturing group shots, but it is great that Google is bringing a lot more features from its Google Clip camera.
This new Google Camera 6.2 is only rolling out to the Google Pixel 3 phones, but the modded GCam by cstark27 works with older Pixel phones as well. We have covered this APK for download below for those who do not want to wait for the update to arrive from the Google Play Store. If you see any other changes inside the app, drop us a comment below. And just to mention it here, this is the first major update to the Pixel Camera app after the launch of the Pixel 3 phones last year.
Pixel Camera: Kissing Detection Algorithm
People who kiss and want a picture of that moment cannot look straight into the camera, so Google uses a different algorithm for detecting this. In the past for other facial detection, machine learning and AI has been extensively used in the Google Camera app.
The frame score considers both facial expression quality and the kiss score. As the kiss detection model operates on the entire frame, its output can be used directly as a full-frame score value for kissing.
You can read more about everything that goes behind-the-scenes of the Google Camera app and the Photobooth feature here in a blog post by Google.
Download Google Camera 6.2 APK
You can download Google Camera 6.2 APK from the link given below. Once you install it, simply open up the app and scroll to the right to select ‘Photobooth’ mode and start kissing to capture the picture.
Download Google Camera 6.2 APK
File Size: 143.47 MB
Download GCam by cstark27 (modded Google Camera 6.2)
File Size: 86.38 MB
After you download it, install it like any other APK. If you are installing this APK file for the very first time, you will have to allow “Install from Unknown Sources” option in Settings. Continue reading below on instructions on how to install an APK manually on your phone.
How to Install Google Camera 6.2 APK
Here are all the instructions you need to install Google Camera 6.2 on your Android phone. Follow these steps below:
Step 1 – Download Google Camera 6.2 APK from the links above.
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it on your phone to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. You can open the app by using the same shortcut you had before or through the app drawer.
If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here:
How to Uninstall Google Camera From Your Phone
Want to switch back to the stock camera app? Uninstall Google Camera and save on storage with the steps ahead.
Step 1 – Go to Settings > Applications on your phone.
Step 2 – Tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Show system apps”
Step 3 – Now scroll down and look for the “Camera” app. Tap on it.
Step 4 – Now, click on “Uninstall”.
Note: If the there is no uninstall option, it is possible you have clicked on the stock app. Go back and choose the other option.
If you run into issues, we will be responding to the comments to this post.