Google released a new Pixel 4 camera app, Google Camera with version v7.3. The first-ever Gcam modded APK file is available for download. The update has all the features available with the older version along with some bug fixes and except the disabling of the Google photos.
The latest Gcam 7.3 should work on Android 10 and 9 Pie as well. The smartphones that can have the latest app includes OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, Essential Phone, Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, Poco F1, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Nokia, and many more.
- Google Camera 7.3 mod | MGC_7.3.017_Parrot043-v1.apk (Parrot043, 2020-01-25, beta)
- Full developer downloads repository by parrot043
Google Camera 7.3 is now rolling out an update to a limited number of users with some minor tweaks in the app. The latest version update 7.3.017, seems to support 24FPS video recording.
Do Not Disturb:
According to XDA, a significant change noticed in the update is that there is a new listing found in the settings menu, “Do Not Disturb access needed.” When you turn it on, it will pause all the notifications that may disturb you while taking a video.
Notably, some more interesting facts found after the APK teardown done by XDA.
On decompiling the APK file, various lines of code found, which hints several possible future features. These features are currently not implemented in the live build and may be added at any time by the developers in the next build. A matter of fact is that Google may or may not ever ship these features.
24fps Video Recording:
In strings.xml, two strings are hinting at a new option for fps in the video recording settings. Currently, on Pixel 4, you can select the option of 30fps while recording in 4K resolution. You can even choose from Auto, 30, or 60 fps while recording at a resolution of 1080p.
<string name="fps_24">24</string> <string name="fps_24_desc">24 frames per second</string>
The 24fps is the standard for television and film. So, it might be interesting for the videographers.
Pixel 20 Mid-Range Code Name:
Earlier, XDA revealed some of the possible code-names for 2020 mid-range phones. The code names were redfin, sunfish, and bramble. Both redfin and bramble, developed on top of the 5G-capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 mobile platform. Whereas, sunfish built on top of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 mobile platform.
And these code names, once again found on the Google Camera 7.3 hints that the code names are indeed referring to the upcoming Google Pixel phone.
Moreover, the string with the title “pixel_20_mid_range,” suggests that the code names are related to the forthcoming Pixel 4a series rather than the later 2020 Pixel 5.
It is likely that that sunfish and bramble are the code-names for the two Pixel 4a, with sunfish to be the Pixel 4a and bramble to be the Pixel 4a XL, whereas redfin is likely a development board.