Motorola updates the UI on its camera app

Earlier today, we passed along the image of an invitation that Motorola sent out to announce that it will be holding an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 19th. The green color of the invites matches the green seen on renders of Motorola's G6 line, which includes the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play. Last week, U.S. electronics retailer Fry's accidentally posted the G6 and G6 Play on its website, revealing a May 10th launch for the former and a May 17th release for the latter.

Now comes word that Motorola has updated its camera app. Among the changes is a new UI that allows you to swipe to change modes instead of having to open an overflow menu. Swiping to the left will open different features such as Panorama and Slow Motion. Swiping to the right opens the Video mode. And if you like to use your own settings for photos, a bar at the top of the screen will allow you to switch between Auto and Manual. On models employing a dual-camera setup, the update makes it easier to find the button that switches which lens is being used. The control has moved from the left side of the screen to the top center of the viewfinder.

The camera icon has been changed and now consists of the image of a camera against a dark blue background. And of course, there are the usual bug fixes and stability improvements. So far there is word that the new camera app has been received by the Moto Z and the Moto X4 (Android One).

source: 9to5Google

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2 Comments

1. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Auto focus is quicker now. Unfortunately, the interface gets even harder to control with more steps to access certain settings.

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Kinda sad that I can no longer zoom using only my thumb...

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