Those that enjoy the act of taking pictures with their smartphones should be familiar with GCam. Google’s robust camera app can improve the performance of almost any device, and a continuous stream of updates adds new features that make the app even better. With the release of the Pixel 2 and Pixel, 3 Google proved that a single camera sensor is still able to perform great if it is backed by the right software.
The app can improve the camera performance, and capabilities for most Android devices and flagships will gain huge benefits from it since they have the hardware needed to enable additional functionalities.
GCam is now finally available for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ users that wish to enjoy the app on their devices, but there is one caveat: users have to run the latest One UI update to be able to use the app.
The One UI update is based on Android Pie and adds a variety of useful tools and features that will enhance your user experience. Here are some of the changes that come with One UI:
A dedicated dark mode
In recent years, dark modes have become more popular, but smartphone manufacturers seemed to be quite hesitant about it. Samsung has finally added the functionality even if it decided to call it Night Mode instead.
Save some battery
The advanced battery-saving features will disable any apps that haven’t been used in the last 30 days. This should increase the autonomy of the device in the long run.
Easy to handle
The reworked interface allows the user to reach shortcuts and icons with a single hand easily. Pulling the status bar for a second time will bring everything within reach of your thumb.
Users that wish to install GCam are advised to download the APK from a reliable source. Keep in mind that some of the features are exclusive to Google Pixel devices.
Gabriel began his journalist career right after finishing the Columbia Journalism School. He started writing on his personal blog, and while doing so, Gabriel discovered his true calling and passion: analyzing and writing on tech and gadgets. He became a technical writer with the Three Zebras for two years, and he’s extremely passionate about his work. He had previously worked with the major publication JoyStiq where he was also a tech author. His greatest passion lies in emerging tech and anything related.