Google's Camera app received a minor update today, adding back the ability to snap photos while recording video. The feature was not present in the original release of the Google Camera app.

Otherwise, we're not seeing many changes in today's up to version 2.1.042, though with something like a camera app many of the appreciable changes are often under the hood, not user-facing. Let us know if you see anything, though!

What's New


  • For now, all we're seeing is the ability to take photos while recording video.
  • Update: The shutter button no longer switches sides when you rotate the device 90 or 180 degrees (thanks, Alex Larionov!)

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name: (1154629-30)

Version: 2.1.042

MD5: 73b52f6c4d1727c31c0115c980d8223b

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Thanks, Ankur!