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BlackBerry Camera app updated in the Google Play Store for the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry Camera app updated in the Google Play Store for the BlackBerry Priv
Motorola and HTC were among the first to move system apps to the Google Play Store. By doing this, certain applications can be updated without having to wait for an OTA firmware update to get approved by the major carriers. Other manufacturers that make Android phones are following along. Take BlackBerry, for example. Now that the company offers the Android powered BlackBerry Priv, certain of its applications are listed in the Google Play Store.

Yesterday, the BlackBerry Camera app received an update to version 1.0.0.3605. According to the Google Play Store, the update adds support for widescreen (16:9) photos on the BlackBerry Priv, while making the camera zippier. Indicators will now alert users when a particular photo is being shot under low-light conditions, and when HDR is being employed to meld together the perfect shot. Auto-focus and capture are now optimized, and there is an improved peek preview. The update also kills bugs and makes the camera application more stable.

"The BlackBerry® Camera is optimized for the Schneider-Kreuznach® certified camera on PRIV. Take professional-quality photos with minimal effort! Creativity comes naturally when taking photos is this simple, and when your results are this beautiful.

The BlackBerry Camera includes professional settings that you can apply as you frame the scene, including live filter effects and exposure control. Features like Phase Detection Auto Focus, OIS, and a dual-color flash help the camera focus instantly, deliver feedback to you quickly, and capture crisp, vibrant photos, even in low light"-BlackBerry Camera app"

The update can now be found in the Google Play Store. Click on the hamburger menu and go to My apps and games. You should see the update ready to be downloaded and installed on your BlackBerry Priv.


source: BlackBerryCamera via Crackberry

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posted on 09 Jan 2016, 00:44 3

1. meanestgenius (Posts: 11003; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Always a pleasure to see OEM's updating their apps for better performance. The camera on the Priv is quite good, scoring well on dxomark.

http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/12/privs-camera-scores-strongly-in-respected-dxomark-benchmark-equalling-iphone-6s6-plus-topping-others/

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 01:57 3

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That doesn't always say much, user testing is far more accurate. Case in point the G4's camera and the bevy of options usable on it which is about the only thing worth noting on the G4.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 03:50 3

4. meanestgenius (Posts: 11003; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Users are fickle, and some will say that something isn't good when in fact it is, and vice versa. Too many users base their opinions on their bias, and not the facts at hand. Dxomark is respected in their field, and since I actually own a Priv I can attest to their results.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 12:15

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Not saying they aren't. I took their word when they gave top marks to the MXPE for its camera.

Not everyone is biased. Opinions are going to vary all over the board.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 12:31 1

12. meanestgenius (Posts: 11003; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I'm aware that opinions will vary, and I never said everyone is biased. But there are plenty of individuals that are biased that give their review of devices when they shouldn't, because then it turns more into an opinion piece than a review.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 09:58

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You can't stop people from voicing their opinion just because you happen to disagree with them. What makes you any different?

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 10:13 1

16. meanestgenius (Posts: 11003; Member since: 28 May 2014)


If you're biased AGAINST something, as in someone says "I don't like the iPhone because Apple sucks", without any FACTUAL knowledge to back it up, that's just trolling. Everyone should strive to have an EDUCATED OPINION. THAT'S what makes me "different".

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 12:44

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Of course that's trolling. I never said it wouldn't be trolling. What I am saying though is that sometimes user testing is far better than what a website says. Case in point, many people call the G4 a great phone. To them it is. To me, it's not really that much different from the G3, which itself was an awful phone.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 13:32 1

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 11003; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I never said that you said it wouldn't be trolling. And I've often said that I prefer user experience over a website that just tests out a phone for no more than a week. Dxomark is one exception to the rule FOR ME because of their years of experience and the fact that they are testing based off of a rigid set of requirements. And I happen to think the G4 is an excellent smartphone, with only its battery life being a problem for me when I owned one.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 09:13 6

6. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Again... Making comments about a handset you've never used. And false comments at that. One should only speak about that which they know. Assuming makes you look like the idiot and @ss that you are.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 12:17 1

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Hear that sound? It's the sound of no one caring.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 01:36 1

13. Astonvan (Posts: 237; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


You are same guy right who used to talk Sh!t on every motorola article and one fine day start praising MXPE. Nocaresaboutyourcomment also :p

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 09:58

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Unlike some, I back my sh!t up.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 13:58 1

18. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You don't back sh!t up. You just troll away.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 12:46

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


At least it doesn't come out of my mouth like it does for you.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:17 1

28. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


That's because it goes IN your mouth.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 13:57 1

17. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Obviously you do because you responded.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 12:45

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Shut up BobbyDigital. I've yet to see you make a comment that wasn't your usual crap like the above.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:16 1

27. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


What's the matter Michelle? Touch a nerve? You mad homegirl? Lmao!!

And you've never made a comment that isn't trolling.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 01:55 2

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is what OEMs should do. Add their core apps to the Play Store so they can push updates there without having to update the entire system or wait for update patches that you may or may not get.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 07:29 3

5. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Mxy... Then go tell that to your fruity company - tell them to stop releasing a previous-OS-version-irreversible iOS update to older devices, but just make the features of it's new iOS available on it's Appstore.

Hence, 3-4 years old iPhone users could get the feautures of a new iOS version without needing to update the entire bringing-to-a-crawl-old-iPhone-models iOS 9(.1)!

SMH

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 12:21

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Hey you're speaking Hypocrisy. I'll stick to my android phone that worked so well on kitkat but become a buggy mess with lollipop.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 13:59

19. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Quit it with the lies. You don't and have never owned an Android device. You're probably still running around with an iPhone 3gs.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 12:47

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And you're just a 8 year old with a cheap handset that he got out of a Happy Meal.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:18 1

29. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


My phones cost more than the entirety of your mother's hand me downs that you where Michelle.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 09:17 3

7. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Funny how you're not as critical of your favorite fruity company. Otherwise you'd be making the same suggestion about them.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 12:23 1

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And you're not as critical of your favorite robot company. Hypocrite.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 14:01

20. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Nothing to criticize when you're making an OS that's better than the competitions.

And I've been critical of Android before. Unlike you who swallows any and everything Cook spits out.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 12:47

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You're spewing bs.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:19 1

30. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1895; Member since: 29 May 2014)


And you're swallowing it Michelle.

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