Motorola's camera app in Google Play Store gets an update

Motorola's camera app in Google Play Store gets an update
As a way to get changes to the Motorola Moto X camera to users quickly, without having to wait for carriers to push out an update, Motorola posted an app in the Google Play Store. The app has now been updated to version 3.1.41.2 which brings with it some changes. The updated version of  Motorola Camera adds manual controls for focus and exposure. Also, the app now offers a locked exposure while you're taking a panorama shot, support for additional languages and the usual bug fixes. With the update, knowledgeable photographers can have better controls over their photographs. Others can count on the enhanced touch-to-focus feature that automatically sets exposure based on the light the camera senses from the camera lens.

Motorola has tried very hard to improve the camera with the Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G. The double wrist twist to turn on the camera was one of the innovations offered by the wholly owned Google subsidiary. Past Motorola models featured slow-launching camera apps, especially when compared to snappers found on other Android handsets.

Kudos to Motorola for the whole idea of bypassing carrier testing to get updates to customers faster. Certainly owners of the Moto X would rather take a quick trip to the Google Play Store to update the camera as opposed to waiting for an OTA update. For those with the flagship Motorola Android model, the update to the 10MP snapper is waiting for you at the Google Play Store.


source: MotorolaCamera via AndroidAuthority

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Moto G
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 2070 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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17 Comments

17. Davidparker

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

why can't other manufactures too update their apps through play store rather then waiting for next rom update -.-

9. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Ya nice they can do this but there launch of the Moto g in the US is a complete joke and there so called "service" levels outsourced & of course horrendous. I would warn anyone against ordering a g from moto directly & yes Im aware of the storm which I fully understand but they are turning a couple day storm into a couple weeks disaster. Your much better off ordering from Amazon if your thinking of picking one up.

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Hmmm what other apps are there left to be decoupled from the system? Launcher is one of them

10. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I think that on kitkat, google put the launcher code into the seach app, so it´s like they decoupled it.

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Come to think of it, I wish every manufacturer decouple their proprietary apps. Can you imagine being able to install the Walkman app one all of your devices?

12. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I think that is very unlikely to happen, OEMs use its apps to diferentiate them from the competition, It's more likely that they decouple those apps but restrict the download just to their device brand.

15. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

That's too bad

3. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

As an owner of the Moto X I gotta say that I love this. I have gotten so many updates that would have taken months otherwise. Motorola has gotten a lifelong customer with the way they have handled this phone.

2. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

can any decent android phone dl the moto camera app? i havent tried yet

4. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

By the looks of it, no. My brother cannot download it onto his GS3.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

What about owners of the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini? Camera on those is supposed to be the same as on the X.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Update: It appears the app is compatible with the new Droids (at least the Maxx). I was able to download and install the app on my Maxx (Yay!!!). I will try it out during the day to check out the improvements. Props to Moto for really stepping up their game!

13. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

The play store has the update for the Droid Ultra and other new Droid models. It works on my Ultra and has no problems whatsoever. Didn't use the apk file that was posted since Google notified me that I had an update waiting for it.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I got the update, but I didn't get the new features, just the new icon. Inside the app is exactly the same.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Bummer :-(

1. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

this is how it should be with every Android phone I give props to Motorola

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

For anyone who wants it. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=44009561 Your welcome.

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