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Jelly Bean adds camera interface tweaks, easier image preview

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Jelly Bean adds camera interface tweaks, easier image preview
One of the things that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich made possible was taking photos instantly. As we first experienced while checking out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the delay between tapping that shutter button and the moment the photo is taken was brought down to a minimum.

So what does Android 4.1 Jelly Bean improves on then? Well, reviewing photos is what can be done quicker in the platform's latest major release, which just got announced. When viewing a photo, pinching out brings forth a film strip preview interface, and photos can be previewed with a swipe to the side. Doesn't sound like much, but the solution looked pretty neat when it was demonstrated during the Google I/O opening keynote. Even videos run when being previewed, instead of being nothing but a thumbnail, which is a pretty nice design touch. Wanna share a photo? Just tap it! And if you don't like it, just swipe it away. You know, just like when we closed cards back in the days when webOS was still a thing. But don't worry - if you delete a photo by accident, that can be undone.

So yeah, minor touches to the camera experience, but it is the little things that make a difference, right? Do you like these new camera tweaks in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

 

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 12:21 6

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


Sounds great!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 12:24 4

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am now wondering how long for JB to make its way to either my RAZR or to the GS III. JB is definitely an improvement on ICS.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:00

4. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I still have yet to recieve the ICS update for my RAZR MAXX..... I've got to the about --> check for updates tons and tons of times.....

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:20

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


That makes two of us.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:52

10. domspencer01 (Posts: 15; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


No idea if it's similar on the Razr like it is on the GNEX, but if you want to force it on a gnex just go into apps > google services framework > clear cache, and then try and update. It worked for me!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:23

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


eh, who knows, i hope it's soon though. o:

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:08

7. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


2 months

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:21

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


2 months - what? 2 months for JB to make it to GS III? Or?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 12:46

3. omacmagics (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


Of course it's an improvement. It's these little things that keeps refining the experience. I hope Google shows the Nexus S some love :)

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:14

5. haikallp (Posts: 119; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


These feature was firsT available for windows phone im 2010. Iphone copied it in iOS 6, then now its availabe in JB. Im not here complaining bout who copied who. This is the nature of technology. Everyone copies everyone. Its normal. Just like how iOS copied Google's notification swipedown bar. But i think its important to know who created ths idea first.

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