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

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 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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Priv
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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30 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 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/

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 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.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 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.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 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".

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 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.

6. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 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.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

13. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 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

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Unlike some, I back my sh!t up.

18. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

28. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

That's because it goes IN your mouth.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Obviously you do because you responded.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

27. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

What's the matter Michelle? Touch a nerve? You mad homegirl? Lmao!! And you've never made a comment that isn't trolling.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

19. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 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.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

29. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

7. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

20. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 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.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're spewing bs.

30. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you're swallowing it Michelle.

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