App allows Android users to have Live Photos-like feature

App allows Android users to have Live Photos-like feature
An update to the Camera MX app on the Google Play Store offers Android users the opportunity to have a Live Photos type feature on their phones. Live Photos is available on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. When a photo is snapped on either one of those phones, video is taken for the 1.5 seconds before and after the picture is taken. When viewing the photo, pressing down on the screen using 3D Touch plays the entire 3 second video which makes your photograph appear to come alive.

Obviously, Camera MX can't use the same name, so it calls its new feature Live Shot and works the same way as Live Photos does. Unlike Apple's version, Android users are allowed some customization by deciding how far back they want the recording to start. And because Force Touch is not yet a widespread Android capability, the Live Shot is activated with a long-press on the display. The final shot can be shared via messaging apps and social media.

Camera MX is a free download from the Google Play Store. To install it on your phone running Android 4.3 or higher, simply click on the sourcelink. And when your iPhone 6s totin' buddy shows off Live Photos, you can come right back with Camera MX's Live Shot.

source: CameraMX via RedmondPie



1. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Mr. Alan, I guess you mean Nokia's feature since 2012?

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

"And because Force Touch is not yet a widespread Android capability". Are you kidding us, Alan? Android had that capability since Eclair! And Samsung's devices has made it even more popular with it's Air View and some S-Pen features! Is it safe for me to say you're iBiased? SMH

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Name a Android phone that uses Force Touch before 2015. I'll wait.

9. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it is called long press .... and TBH i cant see the major difference between the 6s and note 5 for example except for the hap tic feedback

19. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Long Press and Force Touch complement each other. They are not the same thing.

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

air view same principle small electrical fields larger amount means open apple sumptuous used what was already done just like always but this time it's them doing the gimmicks and all the apples fans saying oh ah, and even some opening there eyes to other platforms

18. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Dear PapaSmurf. Why don't you try Air View with S-pen?. Its the same logic implemented by Apple in a different way. Oh by the way Spen is specific to the Greatest Note series.

21. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

you Android had everything first, including the force.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

great more gimmicks on phones and I feel sorry for the 10 people that download it

17. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's NOT about who has it first. It's the first to actuelly implement it right. iphone camera is always recording in the camera app making every shot come alive, on android you have to switch modes and then you lose the option of just taking a regular picture. You also lose detail in the gifs unlike iphone. Also other thing is apple has gotten support from other apps to make it where your live pictures isn't useless like a gif.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Haha, Alan clearly has been living under a rock for a while now, he never knows about a feature until his divine apple follows along.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and next article will be "App allows Android users to have iOS's Live Wallpaper-like feature"

15. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

What's funny is. All this new iPhone features I used back in the days of my note 3. 3D Touch, Live Photos are all gimmicks at best. I use my iPhone just like I've used any other iPhone. I don't use 3D Touch or live photos. It's gimmick, you guys should just accept it. Majority of people take normal pictures more than live photos. Android developers shouldn't follow blindly. This app will flop cos people will try it and later find out its usesless then delete it.

5. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

See what's "NEW" in iOS 9 1.News- See "Google Map" 2.Notes- See "Google Keep" 3.Wallet- See "Google Wallet" 4.Split View- See "Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Multi Window" 5.Picture in Picture- See"Youtube" WWDC 2015, The Epicenter of Change by the world most innovative company

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

So which smartphone company will be the first to buy Xerox (since they all adore copying)?

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

apple would since they stole the mouse from xerox already why not keep going it's only been 25 years of stealing already

16. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

LOL. Well, they do have enough money to buy anything.

8. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Lumia FTW!

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You meant Living Images.

14. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Why are they saying Apple feature, this what's wrong with this website and other places they put down Microsoft with their living image never thought of it as cool but once Apple drop everywhere you go they say Apple feature n etc smh

20. Furbal unregistered

Lumias and HTC.

22. aartiasthana

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 2017

Movense ( ) also allows Android users to have Live Photos-like feature iPhone and can control motion using touch swipe gesture.

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