Jelly Bean adds camera interface tweaks, easier image preview

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?




1. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Sounds great!

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

4. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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.....

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

That makes two of us.

10. domspencer01

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 08, 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!

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

2 months

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

3. omacmagics

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 27, 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 :)

5. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 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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