Android 5.0 was released few days ago and it is considered to be the biggest iteration of Android yet. It comes with lot of new APIs and UI changes. Not only the UI has been revamped but the overall feel of the Android ecosystem has been changed and enhanced to a totally new level. It makes it the most desirable Android version yet. Moreover, the stock Android fans can rejoice since it makes the Android much more cleaner and faster. The battery life is supposed to be improved to a great extent thanks to some new features in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Only Nexus devices will receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for now. Rest of the devices will start receiving this update after few months. It is available for few Nexus devices at the moment only. There’s no telling when the Android 5.0 will reach other users but users using older versions of Android can have a taste of this version. Android 5.0 Lollipop camera has been improved to a great extent. It has number of new options and it can be more effective and efficient than before.
Since the camera application is for Android 5.0, which also includes some new APIs that are not included in older Android versions, this app cannot be installed in a normal way. To install this application and make all of its functions work properly, the phone must be rooted. Some libraries are copied to the device manually to make the camera app work properly. It can be installed on non-rooted phones as well. However, this app might crash in these non-rooted phones.
Also note that this device can be installed on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. Even though it can be installed on Android 4.4 KtKat but its behaviour might be different with different devices.
How to Install?
- Copy the downloaded APK to anywhere on the device
- Go to Settings>Security and enable Unknown Sources
- Now using any file explorer, navigate to the folder where the apk is placed and tap on it
- Now click on install and proceed with the installation
- Once the application has been installed, you need to apply following fixes that can be done on rooted phones only
- Copy these files to /data/app-lib/com.google.android.GoogleCamera-2 and fix their permissions to rw-r-r. It will require a root browser and root phone. It should fix all of the issues faced while using the Google Camera app of Lollipop Android 5.0.