This guide will explain how you can download and install Google Camera app on your Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 phones. These new Nokia devices are powered with the latest Android Nougat and is almost near stock. It is so close to stock Android, that it even comes with a Pixel Launcher replica. Almost all apps are Google made, and they come pre-loaded on the devices. However, Nokia seems to have chosen to have their own camera app in the phone instead of using the popular and much stable Google Camera.
You are not able to install the Google Camera app directly from the Google Play Store. Why? We do not know, but thankfully, you can always install it manually on the phone. We will be using the latest Google Camera APK to install it on the Nokia devices.
The built-in camera app by HMD Global is basic with very few options or features in it. This is when we tried to install a better camera app like the Google Camera, but failed to do so as Play Store says it is not compatible with the Nokia phones. Like most Android things, there is a perfect workaround to this and you can have the Google Camera app on your phone.
You can also download the following, pulled out of the Nokia 3:
How to Install Google Camera APK on Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6
Follow these easy steps to manually install the Google Camera APK on your phone:
Step 1 – Download Google Camera APK.
Step 2 – Connect your phone with the computer using a USB cable. Install Nokia drivers for Windows, if needed.
Step 3 – Transfer the APK file to the phone memory. For easy access, copy the file into the Downloads directory.
Step 4 – On your phone, open the Downloads app and tap on the Google Camera APK file to begin installation.
Step 5 – Follow the on-screen instructions to install Google Camera app.
Step 6 – Once completed, the Google Camera app should now be visible in your apps drawer.
You can now enjoy the Google Camera app on your Nokia phone, without having to download it from the Google Play Store. This is the manual way of installing apps on your phone.