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Download GCam 8.7 for Samsung Galaxy smartphones

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Google’s smartphone lineup Pixel sure got a place in the top smartphone list out there. Pixel phones may not use the most advanced hardware in them, such as an image sensor, but they still provide an incredible photography experience. Informatively, the Pixel phone uses Google’s Google Camera, or we can say GCam, in them, along with some algorithms. The GCam is the main reason behind Pixel’s quality photographs. 

Informatively, GCam is software, and mainly this GCam mod is behind Pixel phones’ better quality images. The good thing is, even if you aren’t a Pixel phone user, you can still use this GCam on your phone. Notably, GCam is specially developed for Android 13 phones, but as the number of Android 13 devices is low, the company has made slight changes. In specific, you can use this GCam mod on Android 11 or above devices.

GCam 8.7 brings new features

Notably, the GCam 8.7 will bring a 3 to 6 seconds gap in the Night Mode, Cinematic Video Recording Mode, NightVision, and others. However, it still lacks some of Pixel 7’s exclusive features, such as Magic Eraser, Real Tone, and Cinematic Blur, but we are expecting them to join the league, as GCam 8.7’s development has just started. Besides, you can check in the below-listed changelog what GCam 8.7 will bring in your phone. 

Changelog:

BSG public version changelog (8.7.165 from 2022/12/10):
– Fixed a bug causing long switching between modes.
– added support for “Material theme” (“mn_enabled” in developer options).
– fixed a bug with saving selfies in the same orientation as on the preview, in photo and night modes.
– Added “Developer settings” to settings.
– added to the modification settings: “Interface”, divided into modules: “Model”, “Google_ID of the module”, “Preview format”, “Session ID” (for photo modes), “Black level”.
– Fixed work on some devices.
– Found errors in the work of the modification have been fixed.

How to install GCam 8.7 on your Galaxy phone

In this article, we will show you, despite being a Galaxy phone user, how you can use Google’s latest GCam 8.7 on your phone. So, let’s get started. 

  • Download the APK from here.
  • To install it on your Galaxy device, first, allow the installation from “Unknown Sources” depending on your browser. (Notably, the file is safe and verified, so you don’t have to worry).
  • After installation, open the Google Camera. 
  • An icon will appear on your Home Screen or App Drawer.
  • If your Galaxy device is running on an old Android version, you can try your luck in the CelsoAzevedos’s Repository. It is the place to go if you want to dive into the world of Google Camera mods.

After the successful installation, first, check whether everything is working properly or not. If it isn’t working on your phone, you should wait for the future version, or you can also try the older versions of GCam. 

Let us tell you the developer is bringing exclusive Pixel features to other phones with the GCam mod, but it may still take some time to happen. However, it does not mean that all of them will work as smoothly as they do on the Pixel devices, but it sure will give us kind of the same experience. 


Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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Samsung Messages App Crashing! Here’s How to Fix It

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Samsung users are facing an inconvenient crashing issue occurring on their native Messages app. Now Samsung is announcing the fix has arrived to avoid the app crashing issue. Let’s take a closer look at the constantly crashing issue and a new fix. 

The Galaxy users are claiming that, in the past 12 hours, their native Message application has been constantly crashing, which is quite irritating. A reason behind the fuss appears in a recent update to the Google Meet app, which conflicts with Samsung’s Messages app. We’re not sure why, but uninstalling or disabling Meet will stop messages from crashing.

However, recently on Reddit and Samsung’s official forums, users have claimed constant crashes for the Samsung Messages app. There seems to be a crashing bug while trying to enter conversations within a health app. Force-closing the app, clearing the cache, restarting the phone, and even entering the phone in Safe Mode don’t fix the issue. 

A moderator in Samsung’s forums confirmed this temporary workaround and also said that “Samsung is aware of the concern and is working towards resolving the matter.”

Finally, regarding this issue, Samsung has officially informed its users that this unwanted issue is about to settle down since Google has issued an update for the Google Meet app, which will stop Samsung’s Messages app from crashing continuously. 

If you are also going through inconvenient crashing issues, you can easily settle them by downloading the latest Google Meet update available in the Google Play Store. It will fix the crashing issues.

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Latest Samsung Health App Update Aims to Outdo Previous Versions

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Samsung Health has expanded its functionality to enhance your health and fitness monitoring experience by adding a new way to stay more competitive. 

Samsung offers a free app for tracking health and fitness activities named Samsung Health that can be used with compatible devices, such as Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy smartwatches, Galaxy Buds, and a few Samsung smart TVs. Samsung Health is now introducing a new mode that will permit you to challenge yourself by racing against your own previous best times. 

The Korean giant has pushed out a new update that adds a new competitive mode that will allow you to race against yourself. With the new mode, users will have more options for setting daily activity goals. It lets you set goals beyond just steps. Now you can easily choose to track floors climbed or active hours to better reflect your activity style. 

Currently, it only offers limited options for particular activities. Future updates might add more variety to help users reach their fitness goals in their preferred ways. Apart from all these, another change that has been implemented with the latest update is a new quick-access menu that will appear while logging your menstrual cycle. Now you can also set custom moods to improve and reflect your emotional state throughout the day. 

For an enhanced and upgraded experience, you can download this latest update. This app is not just for tracking fitness goals, but you can also use it to track sleep, stress, meditation, and more.

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Android Auto 12.1 Beta Released and Ready for Download

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Android Auto 11.1 Stable

Android Auto is one of the unique services from Google that aims to provide utility features of smartphones to the car display. With this capability, the company is successful in making its presence in the automobile industry. However, due to some internal issues, Android Auto isn’t as appreciated as it should be, but now, with frequent updates, the company is making it more useful and convenient for users. Now, with the latest development, the company is introducing a new beta update for devices.

Android Auto 12.1 beta: what’s new? 

Following the same sequence, Android Auto is now getting a new 12.1 beta update. With the latest update, the company hasn’t provided a new changelog, which may indicate that it may not provide any significant changes for the application. However, in the recent I/O 2024 event, Google announced some new changes that will provide new capabilities like gaming and more compatible applications in the future, so it is possible that Google has already started working on it and you may see some enhancements for it.

How do I install the new beta update?

To install the latest update, you need to enroll in the beta program. To do that, simply go to the Play Store and search for Android Auto or directly tap on this link. Here,  tap on the join button. Once you register, you will immediately receive a new update. Install it and enjoy all the new features and improvements.

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