Version 7.28.: Google Camera 8.6 on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (which we’ve now received the update for) allows “Speech enhancement” for the rear camera.
When it first came out, this feature was intended for recording video using the front camera. It also is designed to cut down on sounds like “wind, traffic, and crowds.” The feature is accessible on rear-facing cameras, allowing 1080p (FHD) at 30FPS.
Original 7/27: The primary visual change today is to the “Modes” tab at the end of the carousel. Panorama, Photo Sphere, and Lens buttons are now placed in a rounded rectangular container instead of being directly overlaid on the live preview.
In addition to the Material You housing, those access points have been moved to make it easier to reach them, particularly when your thumb is positioned to press to release the button.
Additionally, the buttons are decorated using Dynamic Color and other UI elements (e.g., modes switcher and Locked Folder shortcut) instead of being just colored black with white backgrounds.
We got Google Camera 8.6 on a Pixel 4a (running Android 13) this afternoon, but the version isn’t yet widely distributed through Google’s Play Store.
The last interval between updates was just more than (version 8.4) two weeks (8.5); therefore, the release will be earlier than expected. It is likely also to include bug fixes; however, Frequent Faces isn’t working in the sense that we know