Google has released a standalone version of the camera app for Android . The application is claimed to provide a significant improvement from its predecessor .
The new application , called Google Camera , featuring a new user interface with an updated shooting modes , as well as the ability to selectively focus the camera .
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Rumors of new applications it first appeared earlier this month after it was reported that the company is testing a new camera app that will be released independently with the Android 4.4.3 update .
Google also launched the Lens Blur , new effects that allow users to take pictures with shallow depth of field to focus selectively on certain parts of an image . This is the first time I enter that feature in the camera app .
" Achieving these optical effects and traditionally require large aperture lens , and because it has not been possible to use the camera on a mobile phone or tablet , " writes Google software engineer Carlos Hernandez in a blog post that explains how Google creates a team of researchers Lens Blurn as quoted by Mashable , Friday , 18 April 2014 .
" Lens Blur replace the need for a large optical system with an algorithm that simulates the lens and larger aperture , " he added .
Panorama mode and portrait camera has also been enhanced with higher resolution . Google Camera is also the first time the company has made the scope of the portrait - a shooting mode that allows 360-degree panorama - available for non - Nexus devices .
This application also comes with a viewfinder and the shutter button is enlarged , so that what the user sees in the viewfinder will be identical to the exit in the shooting .
Google Camera is available on Google Play Store and is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 ( KitKat )