Nokia Camera app re-branded as Lumia Camera, returns to Windows Phone Store

Nokia Camera app re-branded as Lumia Camera, returns to Windows Phone Store
On Sunday, we told you that some Windows Phone users were unable to load up their handset with the Nokia Camera app. The reason? The app all of a sudden had disappeared from the Windows Phone Store. But even before Nokia had a chance to put the app's logo on a milk carton, the photo-centric software showed up looking none the worse for wear.

So what had happened to the app that adds features to the rear camera on handsets powered by Windows Phone 8 and higher? As one of our loyal readers had guessed, it was the simple matter of re-branding the app that had led to its (temporary, as it turned out) removal from the Windows Phone Store. The new moniker that shows up on the app's name tag is Lumia Camera.

With Lumia Camera, you can switch from having your rear camera on auto, to customizing a shot using the camera's own controls. The app also allows photos to come to life on your camera roll. If your Nokia Lumia camera has not yet received the Denim update, you need to use the Lumia Camera Classic app, which used to be known as Nokia Camera Beta. Both apps remain free from the Windows Phone Store.

Microsoft is obviously removing the Nokia name from all things Lumia. And with talk that Nokia is working on a flagship Android handset, it appears that there soon will be no more traces of the Nokia name in connection with the Windows Phone ecosystem.

source: LumiaCamera (WindowsPhone), LumiaCameraClassic (WindowsPhone) via WPCentral



1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

waiting for microsoft lumia flagship next year, i bet the camera(30mp) is gonna be awesome:)

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

41 MP is already there.

3. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah that would be Microsoft also signed a deal with Canon so expect some crazy stuff.

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i just wanna say carl ziess lenses are so much better then anything canon will ever do but canon is good for advertiisng

4. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

patent deal with Canon. This is going to be really interesting.

5. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No flagships yet. I'm expecting BIG things in the imaging department.

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks it should be obvious by now that Microsoft and Nokia have been having backroom talks and that Nokia will sell Nokia smartphones again. Android smart phones and pay Microsoft Android patent royalties for every Nokia Android smart phones Nokia sells on the Market place!. this will cut into Windows smart phone sales. Most of Nokia's smart phones design staff and a lot of Nokia smart phones patents belong to Microsoft now but Nokia may not have to pay royalties to use it's old patents. I guess we will see a Nokia smart phone with a Pure view Camera after all. I have always felt that Nokia should have been Making Android and Microsoft Windows smart phones before Nokia sold most of it's smart phone assets to Microsoft. It's going to get interesting now to see how all this is going to work out. Microsoft will get som cash out of this deal if Nokia sells Android smart phones Android patent fees

7. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Nokia will not be able to produce any smartphones until at least 2016 per agreement with Microsoft during the sale. Additionally, the PureView technology, ClearBlack technology, and I'm sure others as well, belong exclusively to Microsoft now for their use. It would take time for Nokia to ramp up its engineering in those areas again to come up with alternative technologies. I appreciate your comment, but it is purely conjecture with little basis in reality.

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