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  1. hodie63's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to switch the new Google camera to the default camera on the X. I could not find any settings to make the switch.

    Thanx in advance
    Zoe Rough-Broglin likes this.
    04-17-2014 06:56 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    For the wrist gesture?

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime.
    04-17-2014 07:00 AM
  3. hodie63's Avatar
    Yes for the wrist gesture. Thanks
    04-17-2014 07:16 AM
  4. Clocks's Avatar
    You can't
    04-17-2014 08:09 AM
  5. JoeNM84's Avatar
    The wrist gesture is part of the Motorola Camera app I believe, so you would need to find a 2nd app to mimic this to open the new Google camera and turn off the gesture in the Motorola Camera app.
    04-17-2014 08:26 AM
  6. hodie63's Avatar
    All: Thank you so much for the info. Have a great weekend.
    04-17-2014 09:05 AM
  7. PapaGary's Avatar
    Wow, Google Camera is so cool I don't care that it doesn't have the wrist gesture.
    04-17-2014 10:18 AM
  8. DJB628's Avatar
    Does it allow to set picture size ?
    And what is it called in the play store

    Sent from my Moto X
    04-17-2014 10:27 AM
  9. DJB628's Avatar
    I just checked in the Play store and it's not there

    Sent from my Moto X
    04-17-2014 10:38 AM
  10. PapaGary's Avatar
    And what is it called in the play store
    Google Camera
    DJB628 likes this.
    04-17-2014 10:48 AM
  11. Evilnut's Avatar
    The only things the new Google camera app really adds is photo sphere & grid lines. It is a clean interface. The 2 things that the stock camera app has that I really like are touch any where to take a picture & the shake it twice to launch the camera app feature. I have become so used to this feature that I don't know if I could ever go back to a phone without it. I can pull my camera out of my pocket shake my wrist twice and be taking a picture before most people even unlock their screen to launch their camera apps. It's awesome. I did install the Google camera app as I will use photosphere occasionally. But that's probably all I will use that app for.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Ebony backed Moto X
    mountainloafers likes this.
    04-17-2014 10:50 AM
  12. DJB628's Avatar
    Thank you PG don't know why it doesn't show up when you search the play store probably server issues

    Ftr it allows for picture sizing as low as 2.1 so easier to email pics

    Sent from my Moto X
    04-17-2014 11:03 AM
  13. ScottMGS's Avatar
    ... I did install the Google camera app as I will use photosphere occasionally. But that's probably all I will use that app for.
    That's how I'll be using it, too. That and the occasional "bokeh" shot if I can figure out how to use it.

    I laughed at the way it tries to prevent vertical videos!
    Evilnut likes this.
    04-17-2014 11:45 AM
  14. vmaxed's Avatar
    Thank you PG don't know why it doesn't show up when you search the play store probably server issues

    Ftr it allows for picture sizing as low as 2.1 so easier to email pics

    Sent from my Moto X
    I used my PC to send it to my X
    DJB628 likes this.
    04-17-2014 11:59 AM
  15. JoeNM84's Avatar
    Ditto on photosphere being the only thing I will probably use from this. Maybe the blur feature, but probably not.
    04-17-2014 02:32 PM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    The only things the new Google camera app really adds is photo sphere & grid lines. It is a clean interface. The 2 things that the stock camera app has that I really like are touch any where to take a picture & the shake it twice to launch the camera app feature. I have become so used to this feature that I don't know if I could ever go back to a phone without it. I can pull my camera out of my pocket shake my wrist twice and be taking a picture before most people even unlock their screen to launch their camera apps. It's awesome. I did install the Google camera app as I will use photosphere occasionally. But that's probably all I will use that app for.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Ebony backed Moto X
    Yes, to be honest with you, and all my other Android devices other than the Droid one, I used to have a camera but the other phones didn't the double shake to activate camera app is awesome and you're right I don't know if I can live without it either it's simple effective and it works fine

    Posted via Android Central App
    Evilnut likes this.
    04-17-2014 03:33 PM
  17. dmark44's Avatar
    Yes, to be honest with you, and all my other Android devices other than the Droid one, I used to have a camera but the other phones didn't the double shake to activate camera app is awesome and you're right I don't know if I can live without it either it's simple effective and it works fine

    Posted via Android Central App
    I under - rated that feature when I bought the phone. The best part about it is you don't even have to take your your eye off of your subject to get the camera ready!

    Pull your phone out, twist and feel the haptic feedback letting you know it's loaded without looking at it and it's ready by the time you've lifted the phone up to eye level to look at the screen!

    Sent from my Moto X
    Evilnut likes this.
    04-17-2014 03:51 PM
  18. Snake Griffin's Avatar
    Same here, I didn't think I'd ever use it and it's pretty much my go-to way of opening the camera app.
    04-17-2014 04:43 PM
  19. tmann202's Avatar
    Does the Google camera take better indoor pics??
    04-17-2014 05:50 PM
  20. tr-1's Avatar
    Wow, Google Camera is so cool I don't care that it doesn't have the wrist gesture.
    Nothing great about it. Doesn't even support HDR on Moto X, which makes it pointless. HDR is the only mode that kinda saves crappy Moto X camera quality

    - - - Updated - - -

    Does the Google camera take better indoor pics??
    No. There's no HDR support. I tried comparing and the stock is better
    04-17-2014 08:23 PM
  21. dmark44's Avatar
    Nothing great about it. Doesn't even support HDR on Moto X, which makes it pointless. HDR is the only mode that kinda saves crappy Moto X camera quality
    I don't want to make it sound like I think the camera is consistently good because it's not, but HDR has allowed me to get some compliments on some of the pics I've taken with the Moto X!

    Sent from my Moto X
    04-17-2014 10:30 PM
  22. manhattan123's Avatar
    As others have noted, you lose the twist to launch gesture, which I find I can't give up now that I've been using it. I love it. You do gain photosphere and blur. I might occasionally use blur, although realistically not a lot, and hardly ever would use photosphere, so I'm just debating now if it's worth keeping the Google camera loaded in my X, it takes up more storage than the stock Moto app (110 MB vs 5.20 MB).
    tr-1 likes this.
    04-17-2014 11:23 PM
  23. ScottMGS's Avatar
    Well, you don't lose the twist-to-launch gesture. It just continues to launch the Moto camera. I'm keeping both - Moto for regular/quick picture taking and Google for Photosphere and Lens blur. If I need to get fancy I'll launch Camera FV-5.

    Oh, okay, I'll admit it. I also have Instagram for the cheap shot. :-)
    Zam Zul likes this.
    04-18-2014 11:58 AM
  24. PapaGary's Avatar
    The update to Google Camera has HDR.
    06-07-2014 09:54 PM
  25. ProParkour's Avatar
    If you are rooted and have Xposed installed then there is a module you can download that will allow you to pick whatever app you want for the twist gesture. It is called twisty switch.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-07-2014 11:07 PM
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