Google Camera update brings Android Wear remote trigger

An update to the Google Camera app is slowly making its way out to users, and it includes a neat new feature — a remote shutter button on your Android Wear device. The new version of the app contains an Android Wear component that, when triggered by running the camera app on your phone, will drop a notification on your Android smartwatch that lets you take a picture and then review it afterwards. While this isn't anything new — Pebble has had an app for that for a while now — it's exciting to see it come in a "native" app.

We've noticed one other change, that's not as exciting. The "maximum" quality setting for lens blur photos and panoramas has been stripped on phones we've updated. While there is probably a technical reason for this, it's still not going to be a welcome change for many folks.

The update is slowly trickling out through the normal channels, and you can try hitting the Google Play button above to play the update lottery for yourself.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

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