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 18.104.22.16805. 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.
Screenshots from the BlackBerry Camera app on the Google Play Store
a via Crackberry