Snapchat Night Sight is now available to approximately 0% of people who actually use Snapchat

Pixel Camera Services goes live on the Play Store

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Every few months, Google rolls out a brand new set of apps, widgets, and more to Pixel users through a Feature Drop. This month’s update even included an all-new software version, with the final Android 12L release hitting devices. There’s a lot to love in this latest patch, including the addition of Night Sight to Snapchat. Now, Google has released an all-new app on the Play Store to bring its camera enhancements to the social network – although most people can not use it just yet.

Pixel Camera Services went up on the Play Store today, and it sounds like a promising start to new third-party partnerships. The listing specifically notes it’ll bring features “like Night Sight” to apps installed on your phone. It does not mention Snapchat – the only supported service thus far – by name, and the language used seems to imply Google will add additional partners down the road. That could mean competitors like Instagram could get the same benefits Snapchat received in this month’s Feature Drop.


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However, this app has launched at an odd time. The Play Store description notes that only Pixel 6 and 6 Pros can take advantage of Camera services, and indeed, trying to install the app on older Google phones is not possible without an APK. March’s security patch, which also launched last week, is required as well, effectively rendering the service useless for most people right now. While Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users are free to install the latest Android 12 beta program to receive this month’s security fixes and updates, non-beta testers are stuck waiting, as another delay holds up the latest software release.

With any luck, this app’s appearance on the Play Store means the March patch for Google’s latest phones is coming sometime this week. After all, users have had to suffer through sporadic Wi-Fi issues for over a month now – to say nothing of the other problems plaguing the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

Thanks: Hamzah

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