Android 4.2 camera  Android 4.2 camera

That awesome camera app, as well as the new Gallery we saw from the upcoming Android 4.2 release  can now be installed on your Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.1.

There's still a bug in the photosphere portion, but dmmarck, the fellow working in it, says he has some ideas and will continue to look at things for a fix.

Be sure to visit the forum thread for the full instructions, as this one needs a bit of hackery to install. 

Source: Android Central forums

 
There are 25 comments

xd1936 says:

How the heck did he build this APK without 4.2 source and 4.2 devices?

I don't think he "built it." Most likely just pulled it from an early system dump. The Gesture Type keyboard was also leaked and everyone is running it on their devices. Just about every Android blog covered it today.

T72018 says:

Yup that's it, that gesture swipe is awesome! Can't wait for official release

Shadowriver says:

It's Java, binery will work on everywhere as long all API is on, even if something missing it would close when try to use it.

Not to mentionwestill dont know if theres new API level, but should be as there multi-user support

cdmta says:

Pulled from system dump? That's what i reckon

Gotta be rooted?

Yes.

reidoreilly says:

just tried it, and im not a fan. When you do the press and hold to change settings your thumb is over top of the actual settings and it can make it hard to see them especially the ones on the bottom right, because you've got your entire thumb in the way now. Also, if you hold down to close to the edge some of the settings go off the screen and get cut off. Being able to access the options from anywhere on the screen WOULD have been a good idea if you are able to actually pick your finger up from the glass, because as soon as you do the menu goes away, and with the way its setup it would be nice to be able to pick your finger up and actually see all the settings without having to look around your finger.

you can although, access the settings the old way in the bottom corner, the press and hold thing though isn't done very well.

cammykool says:

WHERE IS THIS SYSTEM DUMP EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT!?!?

bagarwa says:

LoL. Let me know when you find out.

TheUI says:

This camera app is so intuitive, I can't wait to try it.

socorkid says:

does anyone know where we can get the APK for the new camera and gallery??

socorkid says:

where do we find the system dump???

Deeco says:

I rather get hold of my GNEX4 and try it out, instead of trying these ports.

15israellai says:

I kinda prefer the old gallery.

lakaw says:

Link to the forum thread in the article body would be nice...

My bad, source link is there.

Eerth says:

Works pretty good on my HTC Sensation with CM10 as well, only photosphere gives a force close

dmmarck says:

We have fixed Photosphere. The only bug with it? Can't view the files unless loaded to G+. I'm working on it, but alas, at "work" now :).

justblan1984 says:

Any chance to port this to LG devices? I'm using LG Nitro HD with CM10 Nightly build 10302012. I installed this and the gallery works but the camera force closes as soon as I open it. Yes I wiped gallery data and cache.

Shadowriver says:

how the hell you can port Java app to device? :p

mtndewgood says:

Gallery stinks.. QuickPic all the way

So, does the new camera app actually improve the quality of the photos? Or do we just get a sphere of crappy/average GNEX photos?

Erin Singer1 says:

no :( I found the quality of my photos plummeted

acromack says:

Everything's working now, except the elusive hdr setting/filter. And it can be put on most any phone with 4.1.2 - just requires a build.prop edit to galaxy nexus.

Gearu says:

I take it this won't work on 2.3.3