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Download: New Stock Camera App From Google Play Edition Phones

New Android Camera

After posting the new boot animation and SunBeam live wallpaper from the new Google Play Edition phones, we made mention of the camera app with its new UI being the next on our list to get a hold of. At that time, it wasn’t available, however, we knew it wouldn’t take long with this good of a community. Late last night, the camera .apk from the GPe phones was made available, and appears to work on any phone without root. I installed it on my HTC One without issue (pictured above). In fact, I was able to snap a Photo Sphere, Panorama, video, and regular photo like you would hope. 

This camera also comes with the stock Android gallery.

To install, download the file to your phone tap on it when it finishes, and then install. It should show up in your app drawer with the stock camera icon. If you have a Nexus, it will more than likely replace your current camera.

Download Link

Via:  XDA

Cheers @WinDroidGuy, Jeremy, and Robert!

  • John

    I just updated my nexus 4 to 4.3 and now my ringtone doesnt work, my gallery wont open, i cant download any apps either. I did a factory reset twice and its still the same any clues?

  • Chris

    The OTA Android 4.3 update hit my GNexus today, and the same photosphere instruction screen bug has reared its ugly head again.

  • Chris

    Installed on my Stock S4 and everything works but photosphere takes 1 or 2 pics then crashes. I have not been able to use photosphere anyone PLEEEEEEEASE help me..

  • Bessie Arino

    The flash on this camera seems to be really wonky for me. If it uses flash the light is very over bearing on the first picture and I have to take the picture again, then it’s normal.. kind of a hassle..

  • Christa Marlaise

    Anyone know a way to change the setting on this camera app to save the photos to the external sd card? I had it that way on the stock camera before installing the app. Now that this replaces the stock camera, I have 2 separate “Camera” folders in my gallery. I’d much rather have one. Lol.

  • Brandon Kesler

    Anyone figure out how to change the save location in the new camera app?

  • gokul

    can anyone tell me how the photos come up? I mean the quality when compared to touchwiz camera app which i presume is more optimized on S4

  • RW-1

    I have had to drop it and go back to my TWRP Backup on my GNex (running MMuzzy). Although the new camera was working in all features, somehow other things within the ROM seemed to have been busted after that install, the photo gallery widget must not have been updated to work with it, got varying picture sizes and resizing images caused lockups. But more importantlly my email notifications and light flow was affected (nothing else installed after the camera, only change), going back to my backup restored push exchange, email notifications, etc. so I’m good to go. Can wait until the ASOP Version instead of the GP edition for the HTC device.

  • Chris

    This update broke the photosphere camera on my Galaxy Nexus, it got stuck on the instruction screen and never went to align to start screen.

  • Ezra Farber

    I love it EXCEPT I can’t find hdr, multi-shot, or panorama. With a mediocre camera (Razr M), I really count on HDR to make things look nicer. Does this even have HDR?

  • Muhammad Kamran Arain

    I am getting a parsing error

  • Steve Lovell

    I have a nexus 4: Do I need this download – the phone already has a great camera. The download has been blocked which has given me a cooling off period. Grateful for any advice.

    • RW-1

      No, not really IMHO …

  • Francisco Chinchilla

    I am not able to use photosphere and it makes my Note 8.0 reboot. Does anyone know how to uninstall it?

  • ankur

    i have a android 4.2 phone but its stock camera app does not have photosphere feature
    when installing, it says app not installed
    it might be because the camera provided is of the same version
    can you please change the internal name of apk?
    thanks

  • michaeljc70

    I have a Nexus 4. Is this the same camera I have or what does it add?

  • Alvin

    Photo Sphere not working on my Xperia L… just have 3 modes…

  • Corey Marrier

    Does it freeze for anyone else when switching from photosphere to normal? Happening to me on GS3 running CM 10.1. On the plus side I can at least use the new gallery to view all my G+ backed up photos without another app.

  • Maxime

    Won’t install on Nexus S (i9020)

  • bari khan

    Update is most awaited one, I always had problem with the camera. I slide it get into gallery and end up with camera settings.

    It will be great if few more features like micro snaps added to this, S3 is bundled with many such features.

    Thank you for the update, I’m lovin it…;)

    Waiting for android 5

    Nexus 4 User.

  • Christopher Garofalo

    Works great on razr hd but no way to set the save location. Boooo

  • droidrazredge

    Has anyone been able to figure out how to add this camera app to the lock screen and replace the default camera app that comes with 4.2?

    • joejoe5709

      I’m not sure… My Nexus replaced the lock screen too.

  • Khary Anderson

    For those running CM10.1 (and I presume other AOSP roms), you have to first delete the gallery2.apk from systems/apps before you install or you’ll get a force close when taking a auto focus picture. Someone explained the exact method if you scroll down to the other comments.

  • jessica

    On nex7…lost ability to use camera, no app icon anywhere…help

  • DavionHarvey

    Can someone please tell me how to install this !!!

  • Cory

    I’m getting a FCC when trying to edit pictures

  • vlkers7171

    Am I the only one who can’t find HDR. Is that removed in the camera app?

  • Dennis

    How to set the save path for the pictures? I want them to be saved in sd card.

    Thanks

  • I am searching the google play store on my motorolla razor M what keyword search will get it? When I do ‘camera’ I’m just not sure which one to choose.

  • DavionHarvey

    It won’t install! Can someone please explain or help? BTW I have a Galaxy Nexus CM 10.1

  • Clean Toronto

    Worked great on an older motorola Xoom tablet running 4.1.2. Photosphere perfectly functional!

  • Trevyn Beck

    Won’t install on Asus tf300. Help?

  • Dave Carr

    Finally one can use a real button to take a picture now. 😀

  • Carlos Rivera

    Say’s App didn’t install… Any ideas why? Verizon S4 on PacMan Rom.

    • droidrazredge

      Try installing it again I got that messages the first time I tried to install it as well. You might also have to disable the stock camera app. Try the former first then the latter.

  • blackmagick20

    Anyone know how to save the images to SD with this app?

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    I have a rooted Galaxy S3 running CM10.1. The .apk won’t install on my phone, I guess it doesn’t work for non-Nexus devices? 🙁

  • KDC

    working great on my stock gs3 been waiting for photosphere since it came out in November.Google needs to keep it up and let everyone with a capable phone be able to download and install the newest features that they add to their apps

  • Carlos Frias

    Just installed this on stock Razr Maxx… Gosh that Moto Camera was ugly.

  • Jaxon Wright

    Well, I got this working on CM10.1 on my razr….but now my camera saves to my internal storage, and there’s no option to change. :

  • Roger W Turner

    Appears to update Gallery. Doesn’t do anything to stock camera. What am I doing wrong? (N4 on stock 4.2.2)

  • PhilyP

    I can tell that these photos are cropped 8mp using this camera. The stock touchwiz camera has a wider field of view.

  • WickedToby741

    If this works without a hitch on unrooted devices, doesn’t that almost certainly mean that Google is looking to move more standard Android applications to the Play Store? First was Google Keyboard, next up Google Camera, Google Launcher, and Google Lockscreen? If Facebook Home can takeover the look of skinned Android, what’s stopping Google from doing the same?

    • Steve Benson

      It’s looking very likely.

  • Gardner

    still the horrible lag when rotating the camera. what’s wrong with Google? they got it right in 4.1, why break it?? the camera is so slow now

  • Roberto Catalani

    Question: how do I set the new Gallery app as default? is quiet anoying that everytime I try to for example upload a photo in Whatsup, it asks me everytime which app uses (stock SII gallery or this new gallery).
    Thanks for the help!

  • Eric Matthew Woodrum

    Tried installing on my rooted S3 with Cm10.1, and it’s telling me that it won’t install because there’s another app with the same name. Anyone have similar trouble?

    • Steve Benson

      Yeah, you have to disable the existing gallery before you can install.

  • Steve S.

    Way better than what is on my stock Razr, but common’ no photo sphere? Why’s that?

    • Knlegend1

      Really then I’m not going to bother with it.

  • DavionHarvey

    I can only launch the camera via the lockscreen widget but when I unlock my phone and try to use the app it crashes as well does the galley! Anyone else expierecing this problem? Is there a fix perhaps??

    • droidrazredge

      What phone are you using ? I just added it to the lock screen and tried to launch it just now but I have been launching it from the apps menu since I installed it earlier this afternoon.

  • Marc C

    Can’t seem to get photosphere working on my bionic. Anybody?

    • Steve Benson

      It’s because you have a bionic. Sorry bro.

    • droidrazredge

      Our phones don’t have a Gyroscope which is required to access and use the features that Photosphere has.

  • AngryTurd

    I’m not getting the photo sphere option on my D4 with this. Is there a way to do that?

    • Steve Benson

      Too old.

    • endurotech

      It does not work because the D4 does not have a gyroscope

  • Matt

    Works on my Droid DNA 🙂

  • Justin

    Photo Sphere does not work when downloaded to original Droid Razr 🙁 I was really hoping to check out that feature and play around with it, I do like the time lapse option in recording mode though. I can make some cool videos of the sun rising or setting and other ideas I have 🙂 Thanks DROID LIFE for the .apk download link 🙂

  • Michael Villalobos Gomez

    How do I zoom in and zoom out? What about GPS tagging?

    • Steve Benson

      Pinch to zoom.

      For GPS tagging, tap the menu button or hold on the screen > More options > location.

  • Mark Faustino

    Downloaded and successfully installed on OG Droid RAZR. No Photo Sphere though 🙁

    • droidrazredge

      I’m wondering if it is because we’re not on 4.2.2 but I’m not entirely sure. What are your thoughts ?

      • Mark Faustino

        Can features be tied directly to the OS version? If so, I guess that’s our answer…

        • droidrazredge

          It can’t be our hardware because the G-Nexus can use Photosphere and they have similar hardware components. I thought it was software but some guy down below said it works on his Razr HD so now I’m at a lost for why it does not work :(.

          • KDC

            if the phone doesn’t have a gyroscope photosphere wont work

          • droidrazredge

            That would be the reason why. Thank you kind sir :).

          • KDC

            no problem here to help.

      • Steve Benson

        You don’t have to be on 4.2.2. I’m on 4.2.1 and stock touchwiz and it works fine. As long as you’re on some form of JB, it should work.

        • Knlegend1

          That contradicts everything you’ve been saying about their phones being too old.

          • Steve Benson

            I should add, your phones hardware needs to be able to support photosphere. Is your device ARMv6? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1596800

            Photosphere won’t work on those devices.

          • droidrazredge

            That could be why my phone does not support it and the Razr HD and Razr M does. >.< That sucks for me then :(. But then it works on the G-Nexus. Isn't that similar hardware to the Razr(OG) ? They both use TI OMAPS.

  • Willie D

    Cant download it, I get a parse error.

  • CiDhed

    On CM10.1 I had to put it in the System directory on my One. Photosphere doesn’t work and it loses all of the CM10.1 features such as voice activation and JPEG quality settings.

    • Steve Benson

      That’s because the CM10.1 isn’t the stock google camera. CM builds its own camera.

      • CiDhed

        I’m aware of that. I was just making sure other people who try to use this on CM know that the CM camera is better.

        • Steve Benson

          Ha, it works my friend. If you’re trying to make sure people are informed why don’t you give your device so people can make an informed decision. For most people, with capable devices, this app is working perfectly fine.

          • CiDhed

            Actually, I did give them information on how to do it. It would not install on the latest M7 CM10.1 nightly. I had to rename the gallery2.apk and move the apk to the system directory to get it to work. The “On CM10.1 I had to put it in the System directory on my One. Photosphere doesn’t work” part of my first post stated all this. I accept your pending apology.

          • Steve Benson

            NM.

          • CiDhed

            “System directory on my One”

            I did.

  • Jimmy Debacher

    Does it not support HDR?

  • Newb

    Is there a reason I’d want to use this over my stock GS3 camera?

    • Droid Ronin

      Samsung camera > Google camera. If there is anything on Touchwiz that is worth keeping, it would be the camera.

    • William Pomeroy

      Photosphere. Google is the only one that has that feature. So I’d use this camera alongside the GS3 one.

      • Newb

        Thanks. I’ll have to Google this photoshere feature to see what the hype is about.

  • Droid Ronin

    Only 5 megapix limit on this camera, whereas my stock camera is higher.

    • Steve Benson

      8m here. That’s a limitation of your hardware.

  • No HDR mode, Scene mode is completely messed up with wrong labelling, is this how it looks on Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 and HTC One phones? ….but i’m seriously loving PhotoSphere mode!

  • Khammy

    Well, took the leap and installed it on my Rooted Bionic running 4.1. No photosphere, as expected, but the rest is looking nice.

  • Timothy Sternig

    I really don’t like how when selecting options how the next option keeps stacking on top of the previous one. Unless you start from the bottom of the camera screen most times your options end up going off the top of the screen. Kind of sucks. I think the previous circular options was a better way of doing it.

    • Steve Benson

      Seriously? People always need to bitch about something. Three options: 1) change the way you hold your phone. 2) Use the menu button at the bottom, to the right of the shutter. 3) Don’t use this app.

      • Timothy Sternig

        Let’s see… I’ll go with what’s behind option #3 Mr. Douche!

        If I find something on this site that is useful or that I like I’ll say what I liked about it. If I tried something and I didn’t like it I’ll say what I didn’t like about it and give an explanation why.

        If I was just “bitching” it would be more along the lines of, “That camera is a P.O.S. I hate it.” There would have been no constructive criticism. Just a hateful rant.

        I’ve shown this camera to a handful of people now and they’ve all agreed with what I said about the controls. It’s something people are going to “bitch” about, so I guess just get used to it…

  • Ted Ellis

    Still a no go on my S3 running CM 10.1 (even side loading and moving the app didn’t work).

  • RoadsterHD1

    I love this camera. Real nice edition to my Bionic. Works GREAT!!!

    • Khammy

      I agree! 🙂

  • Hoochimus

    Does any know if this fixes camera connect issues with the CM10.1 release for verizon gs3? it’s a long shot but i’m curious

  • Jacob Wilson

    I can’t get it to work with cm10.1 on oppo find 5

  • master94

    Anything is better than the motto one

  • housetiger77

    Works great on the HTC Rezound. No problems, so far.

  • binqker

    Installed this on my S4 and I tell you, Its freaking awesome! love the Sphere mode! No Issues so far!

    • jessem1323

      Did it install along side the Touchwiz camera or did it replace the Touchwiz camera?

  • Andy

    Sort of works on my S3. Only thing is, when i click different options on screen. It’s like off a little bit.

  • PhillipNorris

    This won’t install on my note 2 running Liquid smooth 4.2.2….trying to install it from dropbox if that matters.

  • DMBatCOFC

    Any idea how to save to SD?

  • Alexander Anteneh

    this is all i needed from 4.3…this and bluetooth 4 but they can take their time now and i dont care

  • Jon

    Is it worth like it for the gs4 I kinda like the fact you c an use both cameras at once on it, what do you guys think

    • DanSan

      ill use it just for photo sphere, but stock samsung camera for everything else

      • beerme828

        i would give anything for JUST a photo sphere app. I actually prefer the samsung camera app, but photo sphere is too damn nice.

  • Meh. More than happy with the stock camera app on my GN2. Can someone post a reason as to why this might be better? I’ll certainly consider it…..

    • Ajmcnicol

      Sphere mode is awesome..its 360 panaroma

  • br_hermon

    So this can get installed on 4.1.2 right?

  • br_hermon

    So this can get installed on 4.1.2 right?

  • jeff manning

    Quick tap where you want to change the focus point

  • jeff manning

    Quick tap where you want to change the focus point

  • Evan Jenkins

    just keeps saying “app not installed”

  • Kyle DeVaney

    I wonder if this will work on my Droid X? I sure do miss my GNex.

  • Seth

    Works great on my Razr HD. Shows up as a separate camera app and a separate gallery app. Although HDR is available in my phone’s stock camera app, it is not available in this new camera app.

    • droidrazredge

      Are you getting the photosphere too on your Razr HD ?

  • All in all I just wanted it so I can utilize the photo sphere feature without root 😀

  • valapsp

    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_CONFLICTING_PROVIDER]

    Nexus 7.

  • Lakerzz

    Any way to get messages to show up as a sharing option in the gallery on the HTC One? Love the stock gallery, but can’t share with messaging app from the gallery.

  • ~dArK.AnGeL

    OG RAZR;
    Download will only install the Gallary;. No camara! HELP

    • Check your app drawer again.. theres a new camera icon.

  • Roberto Catalani

    Just a question, is ok to have just 4 different kind of Scene Modes? in my stock S2 camera app I had like 6 or 7 can’t remember…

  • valapsp

    love u droidlife.

  • Chad Brockman

    Gallery has a new edit option on the bottom left

  • Josh Blaylock

    Installed on my Atrix HD just fine, but no photosphere…..that stinks

    • Josh Blaylock

      I suppose the lack of a gyroscope is to blame.

  • Ben Pasternak

    It works on my RAZR maxx HD and I disabled my stock camera and gallery and now the new camera shows up on my lock screen short cut totally awesome

    • Josh Blaylock

      Ben, do you get the photosphere option? I didn’t on Atrix HD.

      • Ben Pasternak

        Sure did worked perfect!

  • Ryuuie

    Hey guys.

    Hit the Volume Button when in the Camera app.

    You’re welcome. :3

    • Steve Benson

      Wow, nice find!

      • Ryuuie

        Can’t take all the credit. 🙂

        Found it after a couple people posted it on G+.

        Certainly is awesome though!

        • Steve Benson

          Yip, people have been asking Googs for this for years.

        • IrishSid

          Just tell us what it does

          • Ryuuie

            Um…it takes a photo. ._.

            Nexus devices now have a sort-of dedicated camera button.

          • IrishSid

            Oh, like every other phone? K

          • Ryuuie

            Yes, like every other phone that’s not a Nexus. :v

            …until now!

          • oxy-moron

            What a bitch….you just like one of those broads …when you whip out the anaconda..they say “10 inches…thats it??!”…whore

          • Rob

            Like my SGS3, right?

    • Chris Stuart

      Nice find. I actually like the onscreen shutter though because when u click the volume it moved the phone a little. It’s just not a soft enough button

      • Ryuuie

        Yeah, that is true. I suppose this is good for super quick shots (I’m not 100% sure on this)? I like the on-screen button too but this is also nice. 🙂

      • Waschlappen

        You can hold down the volume button while it focuses and it will snap the image upon release. I think this makes it a bit softer. On GS3

    • Chris Stuart

      Nice find. I actually like the onscreen shutter though because when u click the volume it moved the phone a little. It’s just not a soft enough button

    • Brandon Golway

      I’m currently on a TW ROM, what does it do? Zoom in and out?

      • Ryuuie

        It takes a photo. 🙂

        • Brandon Golway

          Thanks, I saw that in the other article title that kellex posted 🙂 It’s about damn time they did this, I missed the dedicated camera button on my OG Droid.

  • Steve Benson

    HOLY S! Works on my stock rooted GSIII (VRBMF1).

    Photosphere, pano, video, they all work! Wow, seriously impressed Google. This has gotta be heading to the Play Store.

    Now on to test out quality vs. stock TW camera.

    Edit: The picture taking animation is nice and smooth too!

  • Bretton Key

    Does this camera come with a voice command option for taking pictures?

    I find that feature very handy in my S3 and Note 2.

    • Ricardo Rodriguez

      No those are samsung features. This is stock basic Android camera.

    • Pratik Holla

      Nope, has a new timer feature though!

  • It works on Verizon GS3 non-root!!!! YAY!!!

  • PhilyP

    few questions.
    1. How do I set my default gallery app.
    2. How do I set the location of where my photos are saved?

    • DanSan

      if might have to freeze the original gallery apk and this will take over.

      as far as the storage location, cant find a setting for it. all the photos are being saved to internal storage. not surprised since nexus devices dont have expandable memory

    • droidrazredge

      Yup DanSan is correct you have to freeze the original gallery apk and camera app so this will take over as the default for everything.

  • Pratik Holla

    Running Tmo gs3 here. No issues so far. Nice thing is, no need to manually focus before taking a pic as i had to do before with previously flashed 4.2 camera from XDA.

    Can anyone tell me if there is anything missing feature wise compared with the nexus/GE phone versions?

    Also quick Tip: you can do a complete photo-sphere now regardless of orientation. So no more gaping holes on the top and bottom.

    • sean carey

      how? never saw photo sphere option

      • Pratik Holla

        Click on the camera icon on the lower left. The top option is the photo sphere mode. Works best on newer devices though

  • Jon

    I hope that Google separates out the Camera App from Android as a Play Store download. They are doing so well getting all of their apps free from Android.

    I’m still looking forward to the SMS and Camera apps to make this transition.

    • carlisimo

      There’s a difference though… the camera app might be the only one where Touchwiz and Sense are widely believed to have better equivalents. The stock app isn’t nearly as popular as the other stock apps.

  • BeLogical

    Works on stock verizon S4

    • jessem1323

      Did it install along side the stock camera or did it replace it?

      • BeLogical

        Yep

  • Ricardo Rodriguez

    pretty cool. worked fine with me. for the most part. i wonder if you can save photos to SD card?

    • PhilyP

      yes sd card…how do you get your photos to save here?

      • Bojan Tomic

        You can’t, because Nexus devices don’t have SD cards…

  • Androphoner

    Work it with the Nexus 7 to?

    • geedee82

      ? lol

    • The Nexus 7 has a built in camera application but it is just hidden. You have to download an app from the Play Store called, “Nexus 7 Camera Launcher” (it is completely free).

  • Rocketjrb

    Shutter lag, transition lag, and the video quality is awful even at 1080P.
    I’ll stick with the S4 stock camera app for now.

  • DanSan

    downloading right now, curious if it will work on my stock, rooted VZW GS4

    • DanSan

      Installs fine, photo sphere works, panorama works.

      Video is the only thing that is horrible. the quality is complete crap.

      • DanSan

        also my original gallery app seems to have been renamed since there is a conflict of gallery app names

      • Pratik Holla

        Same here, video quality is very grainy. Dont know why….. 🙁

        • DanSan

          yea no big deal. i love the stock samsung camera app, i will only be using the AOSP one for photo sphere

      • Steve Benson

        Must be something up with the S4. Video is crystal clear on the S3.

        • anezarati

          video quality good on my n4

  • Lupe Fiasco

    Is anyone getting the HDR mode on the app? I installed it but I don’t have the option for HDR.

    • Christian

      Most phones don’t have support for Google’s HDR in the stock camera app. What phone do you have?

      • Lupe Fiasco

        Galaxy Nexus.

        • Christian

          Me too. Unfortunately our hardware doesn’t support it, so it won’t be enabled :/

          • Lupe Fiasco

            Ah ok, that sucks Lol.

          • Pratik Holla

            Not just a hardware issue, it just wont be enabled if its not a nexus device. I have a GS3 and its more than capable of taking HDR but i dont see the HDR option either.

            Resorting to HDR camera + app right now which has more fine grain image tuining anyway.

          • Christian

            The Nexus 4 is the only Nexus device that has hardware-level HDR support for Google’s HDR implementation. Even though your GS3 supports HDR, it doesn’t support Google’s HDR. Basically, the camera driver for a given device has to have a flag set or else HDR won’t show up in the stock Camera app. There are a few apps out there that have universal HDR support, and I think CM also has universal HDR support now.

          • Lupe Fiasco

            Yeah, Cyanogenmod has HDR, but it performs horribly in my opinion. There are a lot better alternatives in the Play Store.

          • Lupe Fiasco

            Yeah, Cyanogenmod has HDR, but it performs horribly in my opinion. There are a lot better alternatives in the Play Store.

        • The stock camera app on the Razr HD has an option for HDR, but now it’s missing in this new camera app.

  • John

    Not a big UI update from 4.2 camera. Lag on orientation change not fixed.

    Hope Camera JB+ app updates soon to include this 4.3 UI and new live photo FX:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tOA6YOizWY

    • Jason

      That lag has less to do with the camera and more to do with the priority that android gives the screen manager as I understand it.

      • John

        Not sure. It seems that since Android 4.2 every phone rotation reloads the camera app. On Android 4.1 camera app this issue does not happen.
        Also found a bug on panorama mode on my Nexus 4, the frame is flattened.

  • SlenderSniper

    http://www.imgur.com/LPdDSPV.png

    What I keep getting.

    • evcon

      I had to download on my computer then sideload onto the phone

      • SlenderSniper

        Don’t have a computer

        • chris420o

          dell.com

          • SlenderSniper

            I know where to buy computers. If I had the money to get one, I would have gotten one and not replied to evcon’s reply.

    • Robert Macri

      I would try downloading it again…. you may have a bad download.

      • SlenderSniper

        Tried at least 3 times

  • psuturtle

    Anybody know if this app (or the 4.2 camera app for that matter) have a quick link to let you switch to the gallery directly from the camera app? Really annoying to take a picture and then have 10 taps to make to get to the gallery to attach the pic to an email.

    • Christian

      Swipe from right to left across the camera – it’ll take you to the last picture you took. You can also keep swiping to go through all of the pictures, or pinch to zoom out on a picture to see a filmstrip view of all pictures. (P.S. It has been like this since 4.2)

      • psuturtle

        thanks….I figured it had to be simple as it was always easy in ICS. I was looking for an icon 🙂

        • Christian

          Haha no problem! 🙂

  • evcon

    For anyone asking, this installed on my HTC One alongside the Sense camera and gallery…it didn’t overwrite. This doesn’t bother me, it’s actually what I was hoping!

    • Chris Schmucker

      Is there any difference in image quality between the two?

      • evcon

        I just tested it and it doesn’t appear to be that much of a difference, though office fluorescent lights do weird things.

      • Pete Townill

        I’m doing some comparisons now. Big difference in indoor and dim lighting, which the HTC One does much better…

    • jessem1323

      Did you do anything special to get it to install along side rather than install on top of the Sense camera?

      • evcon

        Nope, my guess is that if you don’t have stock Android it will just install alongside.

  • Roberto Catalani

    Will this work with my Samsung S2 or I will brake something? hehe

    • Pete Townill

      No reason it shouldn’t work, if you’re worried when installing it clear your defaults for installing APK and then use the Google Checker

      • Roberto Catalani

        Thanks! already using it and I love it!!!! I love all Google stock apps, keep them comming please! hahaha

  • Paul Hansen

    Won’t install on my GS4 running CM10.1 just a heads up.

    • Shack

      You need to remove the old gallery apk from the /system/app folder. Should work after that.

      • Jeff C

        Can someone confirm if this works. im too lazy to rely on a should, no offense.

        • D.J. Harbaugh

          I ended up doing the same thing suggested in the wallpaper and boot animation article. Move the app manually to /system/app, change permissions to rw/r/r and reboot. Worked like a charm.

          • Jeff C

            Good looks

          • Matt Bell

            Is your video quality poor as well?

          • D.J. Harbaugh

            Yes, it’s absolute crap, and unacceptable. Stock app going back in. Glad you mentioned that, because I wouldn’t have noticed it until I went to take a vid and then been pissed!

          • Matt Bell

            Hopefully this will be fixed if they release it on the play store!

          • Caldroid

            I’m running AOKP Milestone 1 (4.2.2) and for some reason the camera freezes after taking 1 picture unless u hit the focus manually. I want to go back to the original camera but I have no idea how to do this. Can anybody help me please?

          • Khary Anderson

            stock camera doesn’t play well with AOSP ROMs cameras since introduction of photosphere

      • Matt Bell

        Can confirm this. It does work! Also, I’ve got a Verizon GS4 running CM10.1.

        • Matt Bell

          On my first install, whenever I would take a picture with the front facing camera, green lines would show up all over my picture (very matrix-esque). All I did to fix that was uninstall the new apk and reinstall it. Works great now! *knocks on wood*

      • Paul Hansen

        Yeah, there’s a flashable zip floating around too for those that are lazy. Was more just pointing out that the “click and install” method doesn’t work.

  • Pete Townill

    EDIT: Link appears to be fine after a dangerous looking pop up.

    I now have the stock camera and gallery apps on my HTC One, thanks!

  • What are the differences (other than UI) than stock 4.2 camera? Are there new features or just a new look.

    • r0lct

      just new menu layout, no additional features

      • Razormike

        Actually the gallery seems to have a new edit feature, if you edit a photo and then swipe either horizontally or vertically you can see a preview of the original unedited photo to compare. Also there is the new timer feature.

  • Kiril Vatev

    Is this an update to the stock camera app, or is it a separate app? As in, does it install over the stock camera, or alongside it?

    • It did install over the top of my Nexus 4 camera. So yeah, if you have a Nexus, this will replace it.

      • Kiril Vatev

        Hmm… so we should be expecting this in the market soon?

        • WickedToby741

          That’s my take.

      • Jaxon Wright

        which also means if you have CM10.1?

    • Ryan Powell

      Confirmed on the Verizon GNex. Replaced the stock camera app with no issues.

  • Raj Bhatt

    I wonder if my GNex can handle it. It’s been showing its age lately.

    • Ryan Powell

      I’m with you. In the past two months my GNex has slowed down with every task. Now I’m just hoping a good Verizon phone option comes out by November.

      • Hothfox

        Same. It’s still a good phone, but it’s a little bit slower and choppier than it used to be. I’m really crossing my fingers for the HTC One.

      • emrikol

        I just got myself an S4 and put AOKP on it. It’s everything my Gnex used to be*. I am in love again!

        * After using the Gnex for so long, I really don’t like the hardware buttons, and miss the on screen menu. I can add it back, but then that’s just silly.

      • Adam Truelove

        It’s because of 4.2.2’s memory management. Go back to 4.1.2 and it’ll be MUCH snappier.

        • duke69111

          yea, my g nexus was a beast on bugless beast 4.1.2.

      • Erik Jensen

        Use Forever Gone or LagFix to “repair” all Asus units., like Asus Transformer, Nexus7 …It will work better than new. Promise! Olso remember to disable Google Current (setting-apps) that make a lot of lag when it syncronise.

      • Ivon Liu

        Try XenonHD with Fancy Kernel.

    • Rocketjrb

      I downloaded a cache cleaner and it did wonders. Run it every month or so and it should help.

      • KleenDroid

        It will be even better if you go into recovery and clear cache and dalvik.

    • TSY87

      right there with ya buddy! I’ve been prowling craigslist trying to scoop up an s4 for a good price to hold me over till the note 3 or HTC T6 comes out.

      • ion

        What’s good price to you?

    • Hothfox

      It seems to be working well on mine. Took a second to launch the Gallery (it updates both the gallery and the camera, though I don’t see any changes in the gallery), but the camera works just fine.

      • Syntastic

        I noticed a definite change in the gallery after this installed. Every time I would open my gallery before, it would show 4 different picasa folders (I’m assuming they’re the folders for G+) named profile photos, scrapbook photos and two completely empty folders. The gallery would hang on those four for a good 2 or 3 seconds before loading up the rest of the folders. After this camera update, the two empty folders are gone and the gallery opens up immediately with no lag. Huge improvement.

    • KleenDroid

      Clear your cache and dalvik in recovery.

      You will feel like you got a new phone.

      • kronos002

        I take it you must be rooted for that to work?

        • MichaelFranz

          Custom recovery yes, might be able to do it in stock recovery, but i am not sure. 90% of people with a GNEX have it unlocked with a custom recovery on it

          • Jeremy Martin

            95% of all statistics are made up on the spot. 🙂

          • Ryan B

            And 34% of those turn out to be true.

          • Willie D

            80% of those statistics are believed 100% of the time

          • Alvin

            87% of people around the world are believed these posts was meaningless

        • slider112

          60% of the time, it works every time.

      • Raj Bhatt

        I do this constantly. I’ve been doing this since the OG Droid so I know what I’m doing. It just seems like the device can’t handle normal tasks these days. Planned obsolescence maybe?

        • evcon

          I remember hearing somewhere that the flash memory used in the GNex is low quality, thus it degrades. I don’t know how it all technically works but it sounded legit enough to me to commit to buying a One.

      • Blue Sun

        Your phone will be… wait for it…

        Amazing!

    • Kyle Miller

      Its more than two years old at this point. Time to move on. I have and it did hurt but I needed to. Most phones only last two to three years anyway as far as speed goes.

      • Raj Bhatt

        It will be 2 years old on December 15th I believe. Still, I am just waiting until my contract end date to see if VZW has released anything decent. If not, I might give TMO a shot. I don’t want to, but VZW isn’t giving me much of a choice.

        • Robert Macri

          Same here… hoping for a Note 3 or something good from Motorola before moving on. I’m stuck on Verizon because my wife has two years left on her line in the family plan (she just got the s4).

          • Raj Bhatt

            My wife’s contract ends in October on our family plan and then we will be free to do what we want, but I am going to give VZW a chance until December or so. I am hoping that the newest Nexus will be released in November and that perhaps Verizon will get it.

          • Willie D

            You dont HAVE to stay on the plan. If one of the family members leaves, or is the primary, the next line moves up to the primary. If there is only 1 line left on the family plan, that device/line gets the benefits of the family plan solo.

          • Robert Macri

            Interesting, thank you for the information.

        • Dan Lowery

          I’m thinking the exact same thing. The GNEX on Verizon has been such a mess… good thing we can root! Nexus 5 on TMobile might be my next move.

      • Unfortunately most users who still have unlimited data don’t have $700 to blow on a phone!

        • duke69111

          True that!

        • KleenDroid

          Silly. Yet they will pay $300 subsidized and think they got a good deal. Then they lose their unlimited that the sales girl says you dont need anyway… lol.

          I never really used all that much data till I got my S4. If I didn’t have unlimited now I would be screwed.

          come on people. .. why do you think they are going to tiers? Do you think they are being nice and wanting to save you money?

          I paid full price for 2 S4’s and would do it a hundred times over.

          sell your current phones and pay the difference, it wont be much.

          • I’m not even entertaining the idea of giving up unlimited on my line but the thing is it is very hard to justify going out and spending $700 for a phone when Verizon is running ads all day long on popular radio channels and TV about how you could get the same exact phone for only $99 or $199 on contract and who honestly cares about the contract? I like Verizon’s service and their customer care so I know that is who I would like to stick with for a few years to come so what’s the harm in signing a 2 year contract? I would sign one right this second if it included unlimited data because it would be a guarantee that they cannot alter or change that plan for at least 2 years!

          • Higher_Ground

            Heck, I can’t even convince people to stop “buying” the free phones they offer you when it’s time to upgrade. I explain to them that they are all at least 6-12 months old and will be obsolete and entire year before they can get a new one but they can’t stomach the “insane” $99 or $199 to get a more recent model.
            I’m just afraid that they will no longer honor the unlimited plan after I upgrade, meaning I would have spent the extra $500 for nothing.

          • Some people just don’t understand the fact that the phone they buy actually retails for almost $800 depending on the device! I was in Walmart the other day and looking at some stuff in the electronics department when some lady was checking out with a new iPhone (I don’t know which model exactly). The cashier said it would be $600 and I thought she was gonna pass out, then the person behind her commented about how she would never pay over $50 let alone $600 for any phone (she was checking out with some cheap pre-paid phone in her hand). People are gonna be in for a wake up call if carriers start following T-Mobile and go through with ditching contracts all together!

          • factor0815

            totally agree. I’ll sell my Gnex and get the next great phone whenever I want since I am not falling for the subsidized upgrade, lose your unlimited data ploy. Just stay on my plan and bring my own phone

    • Robert Macri

      Lagfix seems to help mine… although it may be a placebo.

      • Raj Bhatt

        I know what you mean. It seems to give an immediate speed increase which disappears after a reboot.

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    • morgan boyle

      Runs great on my gnex. DO IT!

    • morgan boyle

      Runs great on my gnex. DO IT!

    • Brandon Golway

      That’s how I felt. I bought a used one off of ebay and it was ok for a while but then really started to lag badly no matter what rom/kernel I was on and even if I had it OC’d to the max all the time.

    • Bojan Tomic

      So have you tried it? 🙂

    • Rabid Rotty

      Works great chppy opening the first few times, but do a reboot after works just fine

    • s427

      GNex here too: I’ve just tested it (quickly), and I must say I don’t see that much difference with the previous version of the app. The menu design is a little different (it’s not on a full circle any more), they’ve added a new menu entry for the location option, and you can take a photo by pressing the volume button of your phone. That’s all I see for now… So unless I missed something, I don’t think it should make a big difference for your phone.

      Anyway, it installs as an “update to a system app”, so I guess you can always uninstall the update and get the original version back if you need it.

      (Hopefully they fixed some bugs with the photo sphere functionality, which tended to crash before the image was fully saved the last times I used it.)

    • Tim

      I tried it on mine, but PhotoSphere crashes when it tries to save. All other features seem to work perfectly. My Gnex is running ShinyRom 4.2.2 btw.