Friday 28 June 2013

New stock camera App for Android which lets you click pictures by pressing volume up or down button

image courtesy eofdreams.com

How would like to have a separate button to click your images on your Android device?  It would be nice not to negotiate the image quality while tapping the click image option button and have a simple Nokia type button to click the snap.  Well the Google is coming out with AOSP stock versions of different Apps and the new stock camera App has that feature.  I will tell you about the camera and its features later.  

First understand what AOSP is.  AOSP is a custom ROM built from the official, google-endorsed Android source, with stock apps and widgets.  It is believed to precursor to the soon to be released Android 4.3 and any App that comes from the AOSP platform will be inbuilt in the next version of Android.  Google has been coming out with AOSP running versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.  

Now about this Camera App.  The App displays the shooting modes on a curved line which will appear when you press and hold the screen.  Once this curved line appears you can have direct access to various camera options like HDR, exposure etc.  If you want to access further options you can get to them from the same semi-circle.  These options include the geo tagging toggle.

But the best part is the ability to click pictures by just pressing volume up and down buttons as I have mentioned in the title of this article.  This feature is sorely missed by all Android devices and you have to get into a rather awkward hold position while tapping the on screen click button.  The new stock camera App allows you the freedom to take a wonder image by just clicking the volume up or down button.  This works even for self image with the front camera.  

Just a word worth noting is that you will have to disable your Camera App first in order to allow the new stock App to function properly because some of the new features may not work on all devices as smoothly as they do on the S4 or the HTC One.

Interested to download the APK file of the stock camera Camera App?  I bet you are, I did it the first thing I came to know about it.  Download the APK from here.  The mirror site is here.  

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  1. That's a pretty nice gadget I guess (h)

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