Note: Before reading this, we advise not to get panic since the app is missing from Play Store only in some regions. When we were in Spain for MWC and now in India, we can’t find the app in Play Store. In case, it is missing in your country comment that down in the comments sections.
In April 2014, Google has officially brought the Google Camera app for non-Nexus devices which was limited to just Nexus device till that date. It has been one of the best camera apps that is available for free on PlayStore and now the internet giant is thinking to limit it back to just Nexus devices that are running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later.
It has been my favorite camera app because of its simple UI that doesn’t confuse the user with a lot of options but indeed offers more productivity than most of the other popular apps. The Lens Blur options give Bokeh effect even with normal camera smartphones, and the PhotoSphere offers 360-degree photos. With the latest Nexus devices, the app can record slo-mo videos upto 240fps. The SmartBurst, which is limited to just Nexus 6P, can make the photos captured in Burst mode into a nice GIF.
The latest version 3.1.021 which was updated on November 17, 2015, is now available to install only on Nexus devices. The latest Google Camera app with the version 3.1.021 is unable to install on the non-Nexus devices and shows the error “.” Since the latest version is limited Nexus devices, the version 2.5.052 can be installed on most of the devices that include both Nexus and non-Nexus devices.
Interestingly the changelog of the latest version clearly mentioned to support only Nexus 5, 6, 9, 5X, and 6P but the Nexus 5 is unable to install it. The app with the version 2.5052 can be installed on selected non-Nexus through PlayStore. According to Reddit, most of the users cannot find the Google Camera app in the Play Store, while for few users the direct link to the app is showing an error saying “Sorry! This content is not available in your country yet.”
With the installations between 10-50 million, this can’t be limited to just Nexus devices, and so you can install the Google Camera app by clicking on the download button above.