Download Google Camera for Moto G8 Plus – GCam


This post was last updated on March 18th, 2020 at 06:34 am

A working build of Google Camera 7.0 for Moto G8 Plus is now available to download. Reportedly this GCam 7.0 on Moto G8 Plus works pretty well including working night sight and astrophotography mode. This GCam is based on parrot043’s build.

Available GCam versions

Below are the available versions of GCam for Moto G8 Plu

  • GCam 7.3
  • GCam 7.0

The Google camera 7.x brings Astrophotography mode, Night Sight mode and all other GCam features on Moto G8 Plus. The available GCam ports are compatible on Android Pie and Android 10.

GCam for Moto G8 Plus

Status of this Moto G8 Plu Google Camera

– Almost everything
– Nothing reported yet


Where to Download GCam for Moto G8 Plus?

Below are few of the GCam APK file downloads that is compatible on Moto G8 Plus –
GCam 7.3 by Parrot043
GCam 7.0

How to Install Google Camera 7.0 APK on Moto G8 Plus?

  1. Download the Gcam 7.0 APK for Moto G8 Plus from the above download link
  2. To install apps 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 or Pie version, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the Google Camera APK.
    For example: if you have downloaded the Google Camera 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 > Select 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 app to install.

How to enable Astrophotography on Moto G8 Plus’s Google Camera 7.0 APK:

First enable the Use astrophotography Mode in the settings. This setting alone is not responsible for astrophotography mode. Following are some conditions that must be met too.
There are few things required primarily to capture in Astrophotography mode:
– It can be enabled on Night Sight mode
– The phone must be kept static (use a tripod or keep the phone somewhere to keep it static)
– There must be low light condition
– It may take few seconds for this mode to come up when the above conditions are met

The photo has to be taken when the “Astrophotography is on” (or instead of this it may show as capture cuttlefish or something like that) is shown on the view finder. When I kept the phone static in front of an ample light source, the Astrophotography mode did not turn on.

Astrophotography on Moto G8 Plus Camera 7.0

I used a tripod to keep the phone static and when I exposed the phone to low light conditions the atrophotography mode automatically turned on and flashed on the screen. Below are some of the photos I have taken when the Astrophotography mode is ON.

It takes 30 seconds to capture one image in this mode.

New features are keep on coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for Moto G8 Plus. This page will always have latest and all available Google Camera for Moto G8 Plus.

Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Moto G8 Plus forum For other Google Camera, Custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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