GoPro has updated its Android app, adding compatibility with its new Fusion 360 camera. However, not all Android devices are supported in this first release.
The update will please many 360 shooters who have been waiting for Android compatibility with their Fusion since it was launched last September.
A GoPro representative tells us that OverCapture is not available on Android yet with this release, but that the feature will be coming to Android soon in a subsequent release.
OverCapture is the feature that allows users to record a spherical 360 video, choose any perspective and extract a traditional, flat 1080p video from that angle.
There are some hardware requirements with the new GoPro Fusion Android release, and it should be noted that not all Android phones are supported in this first release. In a statement on its website, the company says:
Please keep in mind that, particularly on Android, other factors present on the device (such as GPU libraries or region and carrier-specific SOCs) can affect performance, even when minimum hardware requirements are satisfied.
Compatible Android Devices
Asus ZenFone AR
Google Pixel / Pixel XL
Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
Motorola Moto Z / Moto Z Force
Motorola Moto Z2 Force
Samsung Galaxy Note8
Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+
ZTE Axon 7
You can read the full list of supported devices here. GoPro says that as it improves stability and performance on the platform, the Fusion compatibility will roll out to more Android devices.