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Essential Phone gets a camera update with new UI, editing features for 360-degree photos

While its future is somewhat unclear, Essential isn’t stopping its excellent track record of providing solid updates. Today, the company is releasing a new update for its camera.

One of the biggest points of concern on the Essential Phone over the time it’s been on the market has been the camera. A huge reason for that is the camera app itself which has never really been all that great.

Now, Essential is hoping to fix things up a bit in a new update. Rolling out now on Google Play, this camera app update firstly delivers a brand new UI to the camera interface. The overall layout isn’t all that different in terms of functionality, but it’s a much cleaner design. The settings pane is one clear area of improvement with a darker design that gives quick access to grid lines and other quick settings.

Further, this update delivers some new features for improving 360-degree photos. Users can now more easily adjust their shots between panorama mode, snapshot mode, or Tiny Planet mode.

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