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Motorola Camera revamped, brings Google Lens, Photos and Intuitive UI

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Motorola brings a major update to the Motorola camera app after the announcement of their flagship device the Moto Z3 Play last week. The camera has been completely updated giving it a full-fledged revamped look, which also brings integrations such as Google lens, with Google Photos integration, and Cloud support.

Google Lens in latest Moto Camera app
Image shows Google Lens in latest Moto Camera app

Although back at Google I/O 2018, Google did mention the Google Lens coming to devices like Huewai, Sony, & Motorola. After Sony, it seems Motorola is the next one on the list for getting Google lens support.

It is worth noting that Motorola also did push an update to the Moto Camera App and which brought a minor update in the UI recently. However, this update mentioned above is only be confined to the 2018 lineups of Motorola devices.

In this update, many things were changed, and one of them is the addition of a dedicated Google Lens option, which is easily found right next to the shutter button, though it doesn’t seem to work as expected so far. Along with that, the Google Photos integration will allow users to access the editing tools which are provided by the Google Photos app including sharing and backup tools as well which can be accessed right from the camera app just by swiping left. But the full functionality of this isn’t found in the camera itself rather it opens up another dedicated window to scan for objects, text, and so on.

Besides that, all the photographs which will be taken in Moto’s Best Shot or Portrait modes will also be marked in Google Photos library.

In addition to that here are some key updated elements that will be found in the Moto camera app.

  • Single finger up/down zoom
  • Drag to focus on exposure UI
  • Improved modes exit UI
  • Combined front / rear camera settings UI
  • Google Lens
  • YouTube Live
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Overall, the one thing which isn’t fair with this update is that the update is only available to the Moto devices which are launched in 2018. This also hints that in the upcoming security and software update for old devices will no longer be a thing for Lenovo owned Motorola, which is quite unfortunate for Motorola users.

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