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Google plotting Android camera overhaul

Google plotting Android camera overhaul

Google is busy preparing a new Android camera API, which looks set to revolutionise snappers using the smartphone platform.

The news comes from leaked code, which was dug up and posted to Google+ by developer Josh Brown.

He’s discovered that the new API will allow users to shoot in RAW mode, making editing snaps far easier than it is currently.

What’s more, Android will at last be getting face-detection skills, with the ability to have each person in the snap personally identified.

There’s also set to be a burst mode and a tweaked photo editor to boot.

It’s believed that the new API was being lined up for release with Android KitKat, but was pulled just before launch.

However, with things so advanced, it should be landing on devices using the latest Android software very soon.

The move will be welcomed by Android fanatics, who have long been frustrated by the platform’s inability to perform functions that Nokia and Apple devices have offered for some time.

Source:

Ars Techinica

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