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Android 4.4.2 Other Improvements

OP Gino76ph

28th April 2014, 10:47 PM   |  #1  
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Hi there.

I'm thinking of buying a G2 again as I heard the Android 4.4.2 is now live here in the UK/EU. But I want to ask about the other improvements to the device.

Most particularly the camera.

1. Is there any minor or subtle changes to the quality, behaviour, speed to the stock G2 camera?

2. If I install a third party camera app like Google Camera will the algorithm and "interpretation" in terms of picture quality be improved or changed?

Please advice. Thanks.
28th April 2014, 11:26 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Gino76ph

Hi there.

I'm thinking of buying a G2 again as I heard the Android 4.4.2 is now live here in the UK/EU. But I want to ask about the other improvements to the device.

Most particularly the camera.

1. Is there any minor or subtle changes to the quality, behaviour, speed to the stock G2 camera?

2. If I install a third party camera app like Google Camera will the algorithm and "interpretation" in terms of picture quality be improved or changed?

Please advice. Thanks.

1. No. But you can install xdadebb's camera mod which makes the stock camera much better

2. Google Camera doesn't share anything with LG software, they are independent. You can have both at same time, but you need KK.
28th April 2014, 11:40 PM   |  #3  
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1. No. But you can install xdadebb's camera mod which makes the stock camera much better

2. Google Camera doesn't share anything with LG software, they are independent. You can have both at same time, but you need KK.


Sorry I don't do root as I prefer the original and stock uodates. I feel I might damage the phone even more.

Does it mean I need to have android 4.4.2 in order to install Google Camera?
28th April 2014, 11:45 PM   |  #4  
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Sorry I don't do root as I prefer the original and stock uodates. I feel I might damage the phone even more.

Does it mean I need to have android 4.4.2 in order to install Google Camera?

Yes, the camera from play store needs KitKat. Also many people on this forum can help you with rooting, you don't even need to modify stock software. I am running the stock KitKat just with root.
29th April 2014, 03:58 AM   |  #5  
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It improved the launch of camera and focus slightly but not a huge difference

I did some test with the google camera taking exact pictures and comparing I found the stock was slightly sharper, so google's camera app is using a different post processing.
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