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Enhanced camera interface for Android 4.3 spotted in action

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Enhanced camera interface for Android 4.3 spotted in action
Just because we did not see a grand announcement of Android 4.3 or 5.0 Key Lime Pie does not mean that things in Mountain View have gone to a standstill.

At the Thailand Mobile Expo, a user on the lookout spotted a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 and decided to take the camera interface for a spin. We do not think that 4.3 would bring much of a radical change to the overall user experience (an update to Gmail for Android is rumored to be coming soon), but the camera app is definitely getting a new feel to it.

Granted, the changes are purely aesthetic in nature, but linear in presentation. Selecting the settings option brings a first ripple of options, or holding elsewhere in the screen can produce the same effect. Then you can navigate through the relative options by sliding your finger up and down through the virtual ripples of selections.

Other than that, we hope to see more about what Android 4.3 will be bringing to the table soon. To date, new features are primarily developer-centric. As to when we will see Android 4.3, rumors have been jumping around a bit, but we might see it as early as June or possibly July. It is anyone’s guess since we saw all sorts of “confirmations” about what Google I/O would bring, but did not, so we are perfectly okay with taking it all with a grain of salt for now.

While we wait and see, check out the pictures and video below.

source: XDA Developers via Redmond Pie




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posted on 24 May 2013, 22:14 19

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2892; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Jelly Bean has been an AMAZING software for Android, really bringing in the smoothness and stability of what a great OS should have but I am ready for some Key Lime Pie now.

posted on 24 May 2013, 22:26 15

2. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Hell yeah! With JB being so great, I really don't care about KLP...but I'm curious to see how it'll look.

posted on 24 May 2013, 22:40 8

3. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I'm really hoping they don't change the icons too much, the icons really are just perfect and I can't imagine any others looking better.

posted on 24 May 2013, 22:46

4. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Agreed, and I am totally complacent with my Maxx HD's interface. I still want 1080p tho!

posted on 24 May 2013, 23:03 1

6. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Wonder how long until we start seeing SAMOLED 1080 outside of a Samsung device. Last year there was about a half year gap between the GS3 and the Razr HD.

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:57 4

13. Daftama (Posts: 547; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Key lime Is compared to cheesecake ..it will destroy any other Os..

posted on 24 May 2013, 22:53 3

5. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


We got to see the video maker's face, what a bonus XD

posted on 25 May 2013, 00:20 4

7. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


Somebody aught to tell Android that just creating ripples is not innovation.... look towards Nokia (the new camera app on the lumia 925) if you want to see real innovation...!!!

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:20 11

9. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 567; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Right Google has no innovation.. That is why people all over have been using Google since last 15 years for all kind of information, Gmail for emails, Google Maps for navigation, You tube for all kinds of videos, picasa for photos storage & sharing, Google Drive to store & share documents, Chrome as browser, Google translate to understand other languages, Blogger to write & share blogs, and above all Android as power-house OS, Play store for free apps (yeah go and find free games & useful apps on nokia/windows store..wait you cant..So sad.). Google developed so many things which has made life easy & simple. Yet ignorant/stubborn people like you think Nokia created a camera app..what an innovation...!!! U r right.. Google has no innovation.!!!

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:50 2

11. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


Did I say anything about Google??? Read my statement first.... it says Android....

posted on 25 May 2013, 02:20 6

12. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 567; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


My God..U r juz plain iDIOT. Android is created by Google. Every feature of google (gmail, you tube, chrome, playstore etc) is part of Android. Each of these features is developed by google. Every innovation or feature of google is part of Android. Whatever you say for Android, it means Google is responsible for that.. I donno why am I even trying to make u understand this.. Its like banging my head on a Rock.

posted on 25 May 2013, 03:15 1

15. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


IDIOT... As if you were the only one who knows that Android is created by Google....!!! What did google do? Google started off by making a website that worked on Internet Explorer that was made by MS... You get the point here...??? Google started off everything with a base that did not belong to Google... be it any of its product... Youtube was someone else's baby before it was bought by Google... And now Google uses it to make money and for promoting piracy... Android is an OS based on Linux... Now don't dare to tell me that Linux was made by Google...!!!Look at Nokia... they have made their devices, OS, applications from scratch and using a base that they themselves had built.... Get it moron... Get a life...

posted on 25 May 2013, 04:16 6

16. tech2 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Wow!!! .....so now you think internet belongs to MS because MS created Internet Explorer........o.O

posted on 25 May 2013, 04:32

17. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


Now did I say that???? I know very well that MS did not create internet... I just said that G oo gle used IE to launch their business... they did not make a browser of their own to start their business.... OK...

posted on 25 May 2013, 05:05 4

19. tech2 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So what are you trying to imply when you say 'Google started off by making a website that worked on Internet Explorer that was made by MS' ?

posted on 25 May 2013, 07:38 1

26. Zero0 (Posts: 562; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I don't think you're getting it.

He was saying that Nokia's camera is innovative. He didn't say that Google wasn't innovative, just that their camera isn't. I think that's a fair thing to say.

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:24

29. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


Exactly... these fanboys are so obsessed with their fav Goo gle that they dont even read and understand the meaning of what has been written. They just go on a bashing spree..... so sad... i hope they had some brains unlike their OS....

posted on 25 May 2013, 19:03

40. iami67 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


So by your logic Mr. 1day whatever. IE used the computer to make there money why dont they be original and use something other then the computer to have internet available to us.

posted on 25 May 2013, 04:32 9

18. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Sigh, I thought I was going to have a nice morning with out seeing a moron like you.. .. I was wrong. Ok first of all your argument is laughable do you want to know why? 3 reasons:
1. Hardware- Google has made incredible hardware recently... A self driving car, Google glass all of these INNOVATIONS came out of Google hub of innovation the X lab... Has Nokia ever made a self driving car... No has Nokia ever made a competitor to Google glass or any sought of innovative wearable tech.... No.... Get the picture idiot...
2.software- In terms of OS the two companies use now there is no competition... I use WP and even now I craze android sooooo much. As a OS android is unparalleled in every way.. . Wow I can change the color of my live tiles yay... You want real innovation choose android, apps, customization, rooting, power... Android has everything over WP... Face it
3 . ecosystem- Google ecosystem is the biggest in the world.. . (now if that isn't innovation) As my android friend said from drive to Google now Google has thought of everything in the tech industry... Nokia well I don't see a Nokia search bar or a Nokia browser... So next time your gonna search the Web your going to use Google correct... Or are you going to use some dead end search engine nobody has heard of... Face it over the years Google has adapted to changing times Nokia is only just putting out worthwhile smartphones
So my friend do you see now why your such a idiot... If not then your even worse than an isheep now gtfo loser .. .

posted on 25 May 2013, 05:29 9

21. rahulz (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Dont worry buddy, he was just a brainless nokia fanboy...

posted on 25 May 2013, 06:03

22. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


Comeon all you whiz kids.... I would like to know atleast 1 person here (unless ofcourse you r a 10 yr old) who hadnt used a Nokia... If it wasnt for Nokia (& Moto ofcourse) where would your Andr0id fit into...??? Now G00gle has money but no brains and so buys Moto so that they can use all those patents.... Self driving car... did google build the engine, the drivetrain, the fuel systems etc...???

posted on 25 May 2013, 06:16 5

23. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hahahaha your such a special person aren't you, as a matter of fact your starting to annoy me now. But I also see our argument is making you desperate....soo I'm going to go on a level your dumb brain may understand....ok ...bare with me if you understand...so your argue ent os of google built the engine for the car....hahahahahaha... That's pathetic it's like me saying to you did Nokia build all of the internals to there phones....No, they didn't, the Nokia workers didn't actually build all of the internals to every one of there phones....Foxconn or another Chinese manufacturer did! So do not I repeat do not claim it's not innovation if google didn't make the engine cause that argument can work right back at you as well...so if we are using your logic then nobody would have innovated...as you need parts from several manufacturers to innovate you cannot just walk around and build all the parts your self otherwise you would go bankrupt simple as....it's useless idiots who cannot comprehend that there sad company nearly went bankrupt and now when they start to make a comeback you suddenly say there the best company in the world again....well hate to disappoint you google have adapted and are the owners of the most used mobile os in the world....I don't see Symbian or meego in any of that do you.....NO.....because Nokia haven't adapted.....and you have the cheek to say that android wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Nokia....pftttt your ignorance astounds me even I have to admit the first real smartphone was probably the iPhone no matter how much I hate it....Nokia again does not come into that anywhere and believe it or not the first cell phone was made by the company your offending...Motorola...because the way I see it Nokia has had there day and now it's turn of the smartphones.....go play with your old Symbian phone you useless fanboy and stop commenting on a site which is clearly shows the skills of human which are most evolved than you are...

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:22

28. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl (unregistered)


comeon ignorant.... when did I offend Moto...??? Did u hear abt micgate. Did u notice that the mic made by SM electronics was actually a Nokia tech... so you see even if the parts are sourced from suppliers the technology is Nokia's. And get your facts right... Nokia doesnt get anything made from Foxconn...

posted on 25 May 2013, 19:08

41. iami67 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


If it wasnt for Windows where would Nokia be right now. Enough said

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:51 4

32. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 567; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I agree.. Someone shut up this "1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl".. This article is about Android. Donno from whre this Nokia fanboy landed here..

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:47 2

30. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 567; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Never seen a Nokia fanboy....

posted on 25 May 2013, 09:50 3

31. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 567; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I told u.. Trying to make u understand this is like banging my head on a Rock. Nokia build OS? Which OS are you talking about? Symbian or windows? Symbian was developed by Symbian Ltd, not Nokia.. Windows is developed by MS, not Nokia. Yeh right..Nokia built OS. Be it symbian/windows, they are all coded in "C & C++". Now dont tell me that Nokia owns coding languages also. Where r u from????

posted on 31 May 2013, 23:23

44. jaychildz (Posts: 104; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Uh...you 2, Google didn't create android it kinda adopted it. It was started back in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Chris Sears, Nick White & Rich Miner
"Google acquired Android Inc. on August 17, 2005"

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 03:22

46. illiad (Posts: 104; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I think you will find that *everything* is not *original*!!! even MS copied another OS, added more things from someone else, etc, etc...

I guess you are too young to remember the days **without** windows, where everything like screen drivers, keyboard drivers, had to be included!!!

nokia fanboy, nokia **dumped** all their stuff vaguely like linux... that is why they are dying... If they had increased production of their 'linux like' OS & android, they would still be number one today....

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:28 3

33. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Just ignore him. Just look at his name... "One day only Nokia will be available". That's just as bad to me as "One day Samsung will be the only option" or even "only Android". I don't care if you're a Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Apple, or just blanket Android fanboy. Choice is good for us all, even if you don't like the other options.

But around here I get bashed for NOT badmouthing Apple, so what does that tell you?

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:49 4

34. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol sorry roldefol I may have been part of that crew which insulted you for defending apple :/ but I hear what your saying +1 from me.... and bow I can't speak to this reta*d any longer.... he is literally incompetent of functioning in society!

posted on 25 May 2013, 11:28

36. freebee269 (Posts: 498; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


i was going to respect your opinion until you said "That is why people all over have been using Google since last 15 years for all kind of information, Gmail for emails, Google Maps for navigation, You tube for all kinds of videos". anything after this misinformation you became a fanboy to me. google bought android in 2005. 2015 makes it 10 years yet you say 15 years. google bought youtube in 2006. 2016 makes it 10 years yet you say 15 years. try to use facts next time, it's more effective when trolling.

posted on 25 May 2013, 13:08 2

37. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


wow your special arent you.....

posted on 31 May 2013, 23:28

45. jaychildz (Posts: 104; Member since: 31 May 2013)


How many megapixels is enough, i don't want each pic to be 5+mp i mean damn how much memory do you think videos are gonna take up with a 41mp and it's not the MPs its the sensor and resolution and how much light is obtained by each pixel people always want innovation but damn how new can sht get?!

posted on 25 May 2013, 00:54 4

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


That's awesome.
I'd like more features like video bitrate control.

posted on 25 May 2013, 01:40 7

10. maccess (Posts: 479; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


i love android..

posted on 25 May 2013, 06:54 1

25. WyclefJean (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Good to know.

posted on 25 May 2013, 03:07

14. mydi.maus (unregistered)


this camera ui is much better easier to use than this current one 4.3 see you soon..

posted on 25 May 2013, 05:16

20. Igneel (unregistered)


I hope the UI isn't the only thing that has improved about the camera. I really want the picture taken by it to improve too!

posted on 25 May 2013, 06:18 1

24. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


That'll be in the hardware of what ever phone your using....android is only the software.....

posted on 25 May 2013, 08:43 5

27. NickPeters (Posts: 63; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Not to argue, but actually it is the camera software compression that affects the image quality in most cases. Of course the hardware matters, especially the lenses but software changes in the camera app can improve the image quality allowing it for better compression.

For example: the 2MB image is not the same quality as the one with over (let's say) 5MB.

LG camera software compression on their Android phones is not so good so mostly people say that even phones 8MP camera doesn't produce good pictures. Sony is not so much better, too. The companies do that mostly because of the storage limit so that you don't fill up your memory with just a dozen of pictures.

posted on 25 May 2013, 10:53 3

35. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


well you have taught me something new there... sorry for my ignorance +1

posted on 25 May 2013, 18:27

38. NickPeters (Posts: 63; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Glad I could help.

posted on 26 May 2013, 11:02

42. Igneel (unregistered)


Dude, I know that lol. I was hoping for some improvements with their camera algorithm or some sorts. The cam sensor itself is from Sony.
You can check the whole N4 hardware specs on xda.

posted on 25 May 2013, 18:36 1

39. aco96 (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I don't like Android very much, but I think it's a powerful OS.
I don't understand why people keep saying that Android lags. My friend has Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2.2 and I have never seen any kind of lag or slowdown. Only things that slow down Android are bloatware and manufacturer's bad optimisation (for example my Nokia X7 is much faster than ZTE Blade III, but my brother's HTC Explorer is faster than my X7). It's all about bloatware and optimisation.

posted on 29 May 2013, 03:17

43. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


JB is very good in Android.

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