Enhanced camera interface for Android 4.3 spotted in action

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




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

2. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 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.

3. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 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.

4. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

13. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

5. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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

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...!!!

9. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 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.!!!

11. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl unregistered

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

12. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

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...

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

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...

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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' ?

26. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

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....

40. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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 .. .

21. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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

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...???

23. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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...

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...

41. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

32. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 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..

30. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Never seen a Nokia fanboy....

31. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 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????

44. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 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"

46. illiad

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 07, 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....

33. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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?

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