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GoogleCamera-ThumbEarlier today, Google released a dedicated camera app into the Play Store. This would have been news on its own, as this method of distribution allows for camera updates without having to wait for a new firmware to come along. But the goodies didn't stop there. Google has completely redesigned the app, and while your opinion may vary, here's mine - it's better.

Why, You Ask?

For starters, there's a new lens blur effect that I've already elaborated on in great detail.

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Here's A Complete Look At All That's Changed In The New Google Camera [Hands-On] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/17/2014, 00:10. Read more

imageAlong with two new apps, today's Update Wednesday has brought us a new version of YouTube with version 5.6.31. The previous version was 5.5.27, so it became clear right away that we should expect something relatively significant as opposed to simple bug fixes. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to disappoint those of you still waiting for offline and screen-off playback - those are not here just yet. There are no major UI changes either.

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[APK Download] YouTube For Android Can Finally Cast Live Videos With Today's Update 5.6 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 23:59. Read more

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Photo Sphere product manager Evan Rapoport, who also manages Maps, Street View, Views, and Panoramio, had one more tidbit of Google Camera-related news to convey today. In a post to Google+, Rapoport announced that photo spheres had gotten a major boost to 50MP (about 11776x5884 pixels). This is up from around 8MP in the previous app, and the results are beautiful.

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If you liked photo spheres before, you're going to love them now - Rapoport shared his own Views collection with new higher resolution spheres, and they are crisp, clear, and a pleasure to look at.

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With New Camera App, Photo Spheres Get Huge Boost To 50 Megapixels was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 23:21. Read more

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Most of the time, we execute APK teardowns by comparing the code of older app versions to an updated version. Newly released apps can hold juicy information too, though. We've quickly taken apart Google's newly released camera app and discovered a few tidbits worth mentioning.

Our primary target for this teardown is the strings file. This file holds a wealth of strings not yet revealed in the interface that look like they'll bring missing features back and add some new ones, too.

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[APK Teardown] Advanced Camera Mode, Photo Sphere Live Wallpaper, And More Hiding In Google Camera was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 22:42. Read more

Blur-ThumbIn case you missed it, Google just released an official Camera app into the Play Store. It isn't exclusive to Nexus or Google Play devices either, so go ahead and download it. I'll wait.

Alright, let's dive into the app's new Lens Blur feature. Google's released a blog post with some of the details. In short, it's one of the features of HTC One M8's duo camera made available to any Android device running Android 4.4.

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Hands-On With The Google Camera's New Lens Blur Effect was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 21:50. Read more

imageGoogle is simply on a roll today! As it turns out, the stock camera wasn't the only new app to hit the Play Store today - we now have the Chromoting app as well. Chromoting, for those unfamiliar with it, is a way to securely access your computer remotely by connecting to Chrome running a special Chrome Remote Desktop app. Anyone familiar with Remote Desktop, VNC, and other similar apps should feel instantly at home with Chromoting.

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Google Releases Chromoting App For Accessing Computers Remotely From Android Devices [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 19:50. Read more

imageWhat a way to start our favorite day of the week - Update Wednesday! Google just dropped the official Camera app into the Play Store, thus paving the way for quicker updates and new features without having to wait for and install OTAs.

The new camera version 2.1.037 has a brand new interface and includes a new lens blur feature for more DSLR-like shots, which you can read about here.

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[Breaking] Google Releases Stock Camera App To The Play Store [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 19:29. Read more

HTCOneM8-ThumbHTC didn't bump up the megapixel count on the HTC One M8's 4 "ultrapixel" camera over the course of the past year, but that doesn't make the company any less eager to show off what the phone can do. This year's flagship doesn't have just one camera, but two, and they're capable of pulling off no shortage of somewhat impressive, somewhat gimmicky features. Now, as the company promised on Big Unveil Day, the Dual Lens SDK Preview is available for download, waiting for developers to come and crack it open.

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HTC Releases Dual Lens SDK For Developers To Access The One M8's Duo Camera was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 19:11. Read more

GalaxyS4Active-ThumbThe more rugged, athletic version of the Galaxy S4 is about to indulge itself with a taste of KitKat. AT&T has started rolling out an OTA update to its version of the device that will bring it up to Android 4.4.2. The company has provided the following changelog on its blog.

What's new:

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
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AT&T Starts Distributing Android 4.4 OTA Update To The Galaxy S4 Active was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



Published on www.androidpolice.com on 04/16/2014, 17:03. Read more



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