AOSP Camera Aims To Replace The Stock CM9 Camera App On Galaxy S3; Brings Improved Image Quality and New Features
By on July 7th, 2012

The Galaxy S III is without a doubt going to be the highest selling Android phone this year. The handset has already become a hot favorite among the Android developer community, and CM9 was ported within weeks of the handset hitting the retail stores. As of now, SGS3 owners can enjoy fully functional CM9 on their handset without any issues.

While CM9 brings with it quite a lot of new features and a performance boost, users will also have to give up on all the software novelties introduced by Samsung in the S3, including Smart Stay and a much more refined and powerful Camera app which includes Group Shot, Burst mode, Zero shutter lag etc. While SGS3 owners can enjoy Smart Stay like functionality via this app on their phone if they use CM9, there was no decent third party replacement for the AOSP camera app in CM9 until now. A new Camera app from XDA developer - TheUnkn0wn - aims to replace the stock AOSP camera app in CM9 on the S3, and includes with it quite a lot of advanced features.

The app, AOSP Camera, brings zero shutter lag, tap-to-focus while recording videos, the ability to record videos using the volume buttons, and tons of other features. Apart from new features, the application also allows users to click pictures and record videos at a much higher quality compared to the stock camera app on Galaxy S3 and on CM9.

Below is the full feature-list of the app -:

Implemented Zero Shutter Lag
- Implemented ISO Options (Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800)
- Improved Picture Quality
- Video Tap to Focus
- Take Pictures with Volume Buttons
- Record Video with Volume Buttons
- 1080p : 32Mb/ps, 720p : 24Mb/ps, 480p : 16Mb/ps
- 192Kb/ps Dual Channel Audio

If you own a CM9′d Galaxy S3, head over to this thread to download the app!

Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
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