With the ROM dumps for the Google Edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 now out in the wild, it was only going to be a matter of time before things were pulled from it, first the Boot Animation and Sunbeam Live Wallpaper were pulled and made available and now the updated Camera App has been let loose as well.
The best part of the Camera App APK is that as well as updating the Camera/Gallery app on your Nexus device, it also installs on non-Nexus devices quite well; sitting alongside the various camera apps installed on OEM Skinned devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG Optimus F5. The advantage of having the stock camera installed appears to mainly be Photospheres, although that option is only available on phones like the Galaxy S4 which is running Android 4.2, the LG Optimus F5 running Android 4.1.2 however doesn’t get it.
A few users on custom ROMs are having issues with the APK, over at Android Coliseum they have provided a flashable Zip to install from your Custom Recovery, it’s slightly larger than the APK at 18.35MB but here you go :
Android Coliseum Download Link
I’m a massive fan of Photospheres, being able to take them on the Galaxy S4 is great, although the option to retain the Samsung Camera app is even better. Download the APK, install it and see what you think. To me the menu still doesn’t feel right, sliding up to access ‘More Options’ feels a little off but this could possibly be just me but it is nice to be able to see all the options now.
What do you think of the updated camera app?