How to Get the Camera App from the New Moto X on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The new Moto X is still a couple of weeks from being released here in the United States, but that doesn't mean we can't play around with a few of its cool features.
I've already shown how to get Active Display-like notifications on the GS4's lock screen, and Osas recently covered getting all of the stock Moto X wallpapers and replicating the Quick Capture feature for the camera on the GS3. But another cool feature is the Moto X's camera app itself.
Android Police leaked an APK of the Moto X's camera app a few weeks back, which spread like wildfire across the interwebz. The camera shows off a minimalist and gesture-based user interface, something that many have wished for in a camera app, and today I'm going to show you how to get it on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
This app isn't available on Google Play, so you'll need to have Unknown sources checked on your device. Enable it by going to Menu -> Settings -> Security and checking it.
The Moto X Camera will not replace your stock camera, so you'll have two camera icons on your Note 2. When you open the Moto X Camera for the first time, you'll be taken through a quick tutorial on a few of the features.
If you want to take a photo, tap anywhere (as you would with any other camera). If you want to take multiple shots, hold down on the screen.
If you want to check out the settings (flash, HDR, etc.), you can swipe right from the left side of the screen. If you want to see your gallery of photos, swipe left from the right side of the screen.
If you do check out the settings, be warned that not all of the functions will work, seeing as the leak is an early rip of the fully functional camera. A few of the features that don't work at the moment are:
- Double-flick wrist gesture (but you can use Osas's guide to get this using another app)
- HDR is disabled
- Slow-Motion is disabled
- Panorama mode crashes sometimes
With that being said, everything else works great. In the future, the APK might get updated so that all the features can work, so stay updated at this XDA Developers thread.