And it will soon arrive in other applications
Every few months, Google rolls out a whole new set of apps, widgets, and more for Pixel users through a feature drop. This month’s update even included a brand new version of the software, with the final version of Android 12L on the devices. There’s a lot to like about this latest patch, including the addition of Night Sight to Snapchat. Now Google has released a brand new app on the Play Store to bring its camera improvements to the social network – although most people won’t be able to use it yet.
A new update for Pixel Camera Services was released on the Play Store today, and it looks like a promising start for new third-party partnerships. The listing specifically says it will bring features “like Night Sight” to apps installed on your phone. It doesn’t mention Snapchat – the only service supported so far – by name, and the language used seems to imply that Google will add additional partners down the road. That could mean competitors like Instagram could get the same benefits Snapchat received in this month’s Feature Drop.
However, this app was launched at a strange time. The Play Store description states that only Pixel 6 and 6 Pros can take advantage of camera services, and indeed trying to install the app on older Google phones is not possible without an APK. The March security patch, which also rolled out last week, is listed as required, although some users noted that it worked on their devices without it. Also, although Google hasn’t announced it, it looks like the extension should work with any app that supports the Camera2 Extensions API.
Still, hopefully the appearance of this app on the Play Store means that the March patch for Google’s latest phones will arrive this week. After all, users must have suffered from sporadic Wi-Fi issues for over a month now, not to mention the other issues plaguing the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Get it from the Play Store or download the APK directly using APK Mirror.
UPDATED: 2022/03/15 12:54 EST BY WILL SATTELBERG
Working on phones without mars patch
Despite Google’s warning in the Play Store listing, Night Sight for Snapchat now works with Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices, even without the March patch. The extension also works with any app that supports the Camera2 Extensions API. We have updated our coverage.
Thank you: Hamzah and Mishaal
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