Google Pixel Camera 8.1 Update Is Coming To These Legacy Pixel Smartphones
The Google Camera app redesign that came with the flagship Android from Google reorganized the app's features and added some other new features for making photo and video taking easier. Previously, the 8.0 update was exclusive to the Pixel 5, and it could not be sideloaded to other Pixel devices without a device reset. Update 8.1, on the other hand, according to 9to5Google, is flagged for support going back to the Pixel 2. Today, Twitter user @KaKito_24 received the update on his Pixel 4 XL and got to play around with it.
Google Camera just updated for me via Play Store version 8.1.008.341125824— Kelvin Peralta (@KaKito_24) November 12, 2020
On Pixel 4 XL. Looks like UI Revamp.@AndroidPolice @AndroidAuth @xdadevelopers @ArtemR @derekmross @verge pic.twitter.com/T0J7jKoFkB
If you are looking to get this update on your Pixel device, you may have to wait until it official hits the Google Play Store. It is rumored that sideloading the app can lead to some errors, so it might not be worth the trouble.
If you do get lucky and get your hands on the update, let us know what new features you get in the comments below.