Android 4.2.2 and root are required for camera app installation
The rumored Sony "Honami" -- Sony's potential flagship phone for 2013 -- is said to be a camera-centric smartphone with a 20-megapixel camera and a 1/1.6-inch sensor. While this sounds like it will make for some amazing pictures, software can be just as important as hardware when it comes to digital photography.
Owners of the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, and Xperia Tablet Z can preview some of this software now on their own devices. Thanks to krabappel2548 of XDA Developers, users on Android 4.2.2 that have a custom recovery installed (i.e. are rooted) can check out the "Honami" camera app in action. Flash and HDR were recently fixed, and a script was added to remove the old camera app upon installation.
Features include the following:
- Camera functions:
- AR effects
- Superior Auto
- Time Shift
- Photo Effect
- Manual Capture Mode
- Sweep Panorama
- Ultra fast focusing
- New Image Processing from Xperia Honami
- Newer Camera libs for Image stabilization etc
- Superresolution Image processing
Since this app is a port that was never actually meant for these Xperia devices, there are still a few bugs. Images may come out noisy, with a lacking overall picture quality. Issues are being worked on, and krabappel2548 says he'll post an updated port once he makes more progress. For the zip file and installation instructions, check the source link.