[Gcam] Google Camera Download for Motorola devices

 
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GCam or Google Camera on Motorola phone enhances the picture quality beating the stock camera app. This is a one stop location which provides downloads to GCam for all available Motorola phones.

If you already know about Google Camera and it’s image processing capability you don’t need an introduction and may proceed straight to find a download link for your Motorola phone. If you are a first time user then you may want to know the features of the Google Camera or better known as GCam.

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What you get on a Google Camera for Motorola Phone?

Google Camera is designed to work only on Google Pixel and legacy Nexus phones by default and not on any Motorola phones. But, because of its unmatched image processing capabilities it has attracted more developers and users to port it for many Motorola phones which is known as GCam port. Google Camera Port on a Motorola phone uses its unbeatable software processing which creates stunning pictures than the stock camera app.

Moreover, let me bring this to the table that at least 8 or 9 out of 10 times I have seen the images produced by the GCam Port is better than the images produced by the Stock Camera of any Motorola phone. And trust me on this, because I have tested almost all the major Android phones including the new ones. One interesting fact is that I also have lost track of when did I use the Stock Camera on my smartphone since the time I have used a ported the GCam app for my Android phone.

Enough taking GCam’s side, let’s have a look at the key features of Google Camera which makes it stand ahead of all other camera applications.

Night Sight mode on Google Camera

This is one of the major feature which is why the GCam is popular among the Android users. Night Sight mode captures unbelievably more light than any other camera application available on Android even on darker conditions.

Below are some images captured in Google Camera Night Sight mode:

Google Camera’s Astrophotography Mode

Available on Google Camera 7.0 and Google Camera 7.2 which is designed to work only in low light conditions to capture better and cleaner photos of the celestial bodies such as sky and stars. Astrophotography Mode works on Night Sight mode with long exposures to capture more light and a lot of information of the scene.

Portrait mode on Google Camera

Portrait mode is used to create bokeh or background blur effect. Usually this is created using a larger aperture lens in DSLR which is not possible in Mobile phones. This is the reason Mobile phones use a secondary camera to evaluate the depth by detecting the focused subject in image and creating a blur effect on the rest of the image which is out of focus.

The biggest problem in this technique is detecting the edges of the subject in focus and out of focus where most of the camera applications fail. The portrait mode on Google Camera has an awesome edge detection algorithm which creates DSLR like natural bokeh effect there by making it the best in class camera application.

Below are some images captured in Google Camera Portrait mode:

HDR+ image processing on Google Camera

Every image captured in HDR+ mode is processed out of multiple images with different exposures. This preserves much detail of the image captured and also creates a more contrast image. A better contrast image meaning not over or under exposed image unlike many camera applications.

Google Camera Samples captured on Motorola phones and others

Before installing GCam on a Motorola phone probably you would like to see what kind of images people have captured using Google Camera application. Below are some of the Google camera samples taken on various phones including Motorola.

Where to download Google Camera for Motorola Phones?

Well, if you have convinced by the brief explanation and some of the stunning images captured and want to try an available port of Google Camera on Motorola phone, then below is a list of available GCam port for specific Motorola phones.

Google Camera APK for Motorola Phones

Model nameCompatible GCam APK
Motorola GenericGCam Download 1
GCam Download 2
Moto E7 PowerGCam Download
Motorola EdgeGCam Download
Moto G 5G PlusGCam Download
Moto G FastGCam Download
Moto G PowerGCam Download
Moto G StylusGCam Download
Moto G2GCam Download
Moto G4 PlusGCam Download
Moto G5 PlusGCam Download
Moto G5s PlusGCam Download
Moto G6 PlusGCam Download
Moto G7GCam Download
Moto G7 PlayGCam Download
Moto G7 PlusGCam Download
Moto G7 PowerGCam Download
Moto G8 PlusGCam Download
Moto G9 PlusGCam Download
Moto G10GCam Download
Motorola One ActionGCam Download
Motorola One Fusion+GCam Download
Motorola One HyperGCam Download
Motorola One PowerGCam Download
Moto X4GCam Download
Moto ZGCam Download
Moto Z4GCam Download
Motorola One 5G AceGCam Download
Moto G100Download Link
 

How to Install Google Camera on Motorola phone?

You cannot install Google Camera from Play Store on any Non-Google phone(s). Only a GCam port can be installed. To be able to install Google Camera (GCam) on Motorola phone it must have Camera2 API enabled to run Google Camera on any device, in fact.
If a phone is launched with Android Oreo or later, most likely it will have Camera2 API enabled by default. In case you still want to verify, follow the below instructions!

Verify and enable Camera2 API on your Motorola phone

Visit the below link that explains how to verify if Camera2 API is enabled, if not then how to enable the same.
How to verify and enable Camra2 API

Once the Camera2 API is enabled, follow the below instructions to install the GCam on your Motorola phone.

  1. Download the GCam for Motorola phone from the above downloads list.
  2. To install any app from a third party app other than Play Store you need to enable app install from Unknown Sources on your Android device.

    For Android Oreo and later versions, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the GCam.

    For example: if you have downloaded the APK file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone.
    Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.

    Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source

    See the below screenshots that enables to install unknown apps on Oreo for Chrome app (you need to enable on the app from where you want to install the apk):
    Enable unknown sources to install app

  3. Once enabled, click on the downloaded app to install.
  4. Once installed clear the app data for best results.
  5. Then, start the app and enjoy the feature packed Google Camera on your Motorola phone.

That’s all for now on GCam for Motorola phones. If you face any problem installing the Google Camera on your Motorola phone or you want Google camera for your Motorola phone which is not there in the list, then just login and leave a comment to get an instant reply back from me or other users.

Versions

Version Size Requirements Date
8.2.204 Varies with device 7.0 and Up 16/03/2021

3 comments on "[Gcam] Google Camera Download for Motorola devices"

  1. Caleb says:

    Motorola e5 cruise isn’t in the list

  2. Albin Foro says:

    Thanks for a recent listing with some more mods to try. My Moto Z3 Play is not listed here. I have two GCams currently installed – the XDA thread for the phone ends with these:

    1. Back.Rider’s last GCam 6.2.030 works perfectly with a simplified set of Settings mods. Very nice NightSight screen toggle usually missing before GCam 7. Back.Rider’s last 6.2.024 GCam also works and has a lot more noise reduction adjustments.
    2. UltraM8’s UltraCVM v. 4 (GCam 7.3.020) also works well with mod settings fixing a bit of NightSight instability. It’s convenient that the developer changes the APK packaging to permit installing as a completely separate GCam, not to install over any previous GCam. It has a lot of mod settings.

    Half a dozen other GCams actually work with minor issues, some providing more manual settings like ISO/shutter and manual focus dials, but noise is more a problem with them, and I prefer other camera apps for manual set ups.

    • siba says:

      @Albin Foro
      Thanks for adding the lists of working GCam ports for the Moto Z3 Play.
      I will add a post to accumulate all in one place and keep it updated with all the upcoming compatible GCam apks.

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