Google just launched two new smartphones including Pixel 5 and 4a 5G. The two phones just launched with intriguing hardware and software specifications. While the Pixel 5 isn’t flagship phones with the highest hardware configuration, it still features Snapdragon 700 series SoC that supports 5G. As for the software, both the devices feature Android 11 out of the box and some Pixel exclusive apps and services like the camera app. The stock camera on the older Pixel 4 (XL), 3 (XL), 2 (XL), and the 4a and 3a all just updated to the new Google camera v7.6 APK.
Unfortunately, Google hasn’t mentioned what’s new in the latest camera version including v7.6. The Play Store listing only mentions the age-old changelog of dual exposure controls to adjust brightness and HDR of your photo, added Astrophotography feature to Night Sight mode for the Pixel 3, 3a, and 4. Top Shot photos feature with touch and hold on the shutter button to capture. Here is the complete changelog from the Play Store listing:
- Added dual exposure controls to adjust brightness and HDR of your photo (Pixel 4).
- Added Astrophotography to Night Sight to allow you take a picture of the Milky Way with one tap (Pixel 3, 3a, and 4).
- Added Frequent Faces to help you capture Top Shot photos where the people you photograph most are smiling and not blinking (Pixel 4).
- Added Touch and hold on the shutter button to capture Top Shot photos in the default camera mode (Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4).
However, we do have a feature list from the previous Pixel camera versions like the Gcam 7.5. It features Motion blur effect that offers DSLR-like quality for photos of moving objects, “Audio zoom” lets you capture audio/sound from the microphone in a specific direction. Flash intensity lets you adjust the intensity of flash at will. Video sharing feature now expands to videos as well. We can expect all these features in Google camera 7.6 as well.
On the other hand, Pixel 5 and 4a 5G feature new Google Camera 8.0 out of the box. This camera update didn’t come to the older Pixel series yet. However, you can still install it using our Gcam 8.0 post from here alongside your original camera app. You can expect some of Google camera 8.0 features into the Gcam 7.6 as well.
Moreover, previous Google Camera 7.4 enables 8X camera zoom for video recording on the current flagships Pixel 4 and 4XL. It also brings a new toggle for changing resolution while video recording in the dropdown menu on the viewfinder. Later, Google released a newer stable Google Camera 7.4.200 APK as well.
Download Google Camera 7.6 APK
Here is the latest Google Camera 7.6.008.327100377 original APK available for download for older Pixel series phones including Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 3 (XL), 2 (XL), OG Pixel 1 (XL). So if you have an older Pixel device and do not see the newest update on the Play Store, then download the APK and simply install it as a normal app. It will only support Android 11 or later.
Note: For Google Drive link, download using PC, transfer it to phone storage, and then install as normal APK. Filename:
Google Camera 7.6.008.327100377 (arm64-v8a) (nodpi) (Android 11+)