Google reported to be working on enhanced Android camera app with refreshed UI and updated features
The search engine giant Google has been working hard in order to enhance the camera experience for their Android users. The camera on Android phones and tablets were terrible prior to the ICS version and since then every update of the OS has been bringing some or the other improvement to the segment. Also, the Gallery app has been getting powerful additions in terms of editing features. However, the core Android devices from Google - Nexus brand have a poor imaging department owing to the camera app in them.
If the latest report from Engadget is to be believed, the next improvement in the camera will not come via an Android update, but it will be available for those users of Android with KitKat and above. It is assumed that this camera app will be available for download from the Google Play Store. If this turns out to be true, the users of such devices can download the new camera app and enjoy its benefits.
Elaborating on the new feature additions, the improved camera app is said to bring on-board an accurate viewfinder that will allow the users to capture what is seen on the screen. It will also include a plethora of filters along with third party support and users can add their own filters or the ones made by others.
In addition to these, a new blur feature will be added that will blur the background providing the DOF (Depth of Field) effect similar to an expensive camera like the Duo Camera of HTC and Refocus app of Nokia. Google is also gossiped to have improved the Photo Sphere and Panorama shooting modes by boosting the resolution.
As the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is eagerly awaited, the above outlined camera improvements is said to be made available to the users via the standalone update. Also, it is said that the app will support even the non-Nexus users with devices running on Android 4.4 and above. This way, users can benefit from the advantages of the camera enhancements without the necessity to wait for an OTA update form the manufacturer.