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[Q] Where are the new Camera features?

13th October 2014, 01:55 AM |#1  
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Supposedly the new firmware released last week added some new EYE features to the Camera like the ability to use both cameras at once to take a photo of yourself overlayed against whatever the main camera can see. I've had a look through the Camera app but can't see any of the new options in there. Where are they hidden?
 
 
13th October 2014, 09:03 PM |#2  
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Supposedly the new firmware released last week added some new EYE features to the Camera like the ability to use both cameras at once to take a photo of yourself overlayed against whatever the main camera can see. I've had a look through the Camera app but can't see any of the new options in there. Where are they hidden?

The features aren't in the firmware, they are in the camera apk in the new 4.4.4 ROM. Firmware doesn't contain that kind of stuff.
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The features aren't in the firmware, they are in the camera apk in the new 4.4.4 ROM. Firmware doesn't contain that kind of stuff.

Ok, replace "firmware" with "ROM" (which is also incorrect) or whatever nomenclature you prefer, I'm still unable to find the new features that are supposedly in the new Camera app.
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Ok, replace "firmware" with "ROM" (which is also incorrect) or whatever nomenclature you prefer, I'm still unable to find the new features that are supposedly in the new Camera app.

That's because it is firmware. It isn't the camera apk.
The camera app isn't a part of firmware. Two totally separate things.
The 4.4.4 ROM update contains the camera apk. The firmware does not.
If you need further assistance understanding the difference, please use google.
If you want the new camera stuff, flash a 4.4.4 Sense based ROM.
Also, replacing the words is not what I did. I am correct. THEY ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS! Not nomenclature.
You are asking for help and I offered it.
Keep being rude like that, and no one will want to help you.
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That's because it is firmware. It isn't the camera apk.
The camera app isn't a part of firmware. Two totally separate things.
The 4.4.4 ROM update contains the camera apk. The firmware does not.
If you need further assistance understanding the difference, please use google.

Part of the problem with the terminology, is that on any other platform, that which is called a "ROM" on Android would be considered either "Firmware" (e.g. iPhone IPSW "Firmware") or a combination of that and just "Software".

I'm quite aware of the difference of the various partitions etc. When HTC themselves refer to a complete OTA (which includes bootloaders, radio's etc and all the other "firmware" components, as well as updated apps for the System partition), merely as a "Software update", the naming conventions get very blurry.

For the sake of argument in this case, yes, the new Camera.APK is provided in the updated "ROM". As it turns out, apparently the functionality is in the update, but another separate update to the new Camera and/or Gallery apk's is required from HTC to make all the new features available, some of them are in there now.

I fail to see how my comment could be considered rude, but if I've somehow offended you, then I apologise.
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Part of the problem with the terminology, is that on any other platform, that which is called a "ROM" on Android would be considered either "Firmware" (e.g. iPhone IPSW "Firmware") or a combination of that and just "Software".

I'm quite aware of the difference of the various partitions etc. When HTC themselves refer to a complete OTA (which includes bootloaders, radio's etc and all the other "firmware" components, as well as updated apps for the System partition), merely as a "Software update", the naming conventions get very blurry.

For the sake of argument in this case, yes, the new Camera.APK is provided in the updated "ROM". As it turns out, apparently the functionality is in the update, but another separate update to the new Camera and/or Gallery apk's is required from HTC to make all the new features available, some of them are in there now.

I fail to see how my comment could be considered rude, but if I've somehow offended you, then I apologise.

I'm a little cranky today. Sorry. I'm not offended, just an *sshole. Cheers!
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