5,604,730 Members 33,151 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Photosphere to the 4.2 update

Tip us?
 
iGarni
Old
#1  
iGarni's Avatar
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 17
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jeddah
Default [Q] Photosphere to the 4.2 update

Do you think/heard if the 4.2 update will have the "Photosphere" in the camera feature or something similar ?
 
parapaul
Old
#2  
parapaul's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 16
Posts: 138
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Stoke on Trent
It's entirely dependent on the hardware - I don't know if the XZ has a 360 degree tilt sensor.


Nexus 5 - Paranoid Android 4 Beta
Sony Xperia Tablet Z [SGP312] - OmniROM

Brought into the light by my old HTC Desire S with Flinny's CM10
 
recklesslife85
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 224
Posts: 1,178
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bridgend, Wales
Quote:
Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
It's entirely dependent on the hardware - I don't know if the XZ has a 360 degree tilt sensor.
Done any need a tilt senor, its coming on the S3 and that doesn't have a tilt. It's software based not hardware.
 
iGarni
Old
#4  
iGarni's Avatar
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 17
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jeddah
Quote:
Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
It's entirely dependent on the hardware - I don't know if the XZ has a 360 degree tilt sensor.
If any device have a 360 degree tilt sensor, that means it can take the photo in one shot. I think it's in the software not the hardware.
 
fareeed
Old
#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 172
Posts: 435
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Newcastle
I was under the impression that photosphere is a nexus only feature, even cm10.1 doesn't include it.
Sony Xperia Z
 
iGarni
Old
#6  
iGarni's Avatar
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 17
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jeddah
Quote:
Originally Posted by recklesslife85 View Post
Done any need a tilt senor, its coming on the S3 and that doesn't have a tilt. It's software based not hardware.
Yep agree. Hope they do it.
 
sashank
Old
#7  
sashank's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 561
Posts: 1,141
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bangalore
Default Re: [Q] Photosphere to the 4.2 update

Photosphere requires a gyroscope which almost all phones since 2 years have. So it will work. The reason it's not included in CM and only in Nexus devices is because it's not open source i.e. a part of AOSP. It's a closed source app called GoogleGallery.apk because it uses Google's proprietary street view technology. That said, just putting the GoogleGallery.apk and it's related lib files in a CM ROM, it'll work. So even if it is not included Xperia Z (I think I won't be), it should be possible to copy/flash the GoogleGallery.apk and related libs into the system partition and have it work.

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium

The Following User Says Thank You to sashank For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Tags
photosphere
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Microsoft Finally Brings Remote Desktop to Windows Phone

You may recall that back in October of last year, Microsoft released itsofficial … more

SideControl Gains New Powers through Xposed

You may recall that a little overa month ago, we first talked about SideCutsby XDA Forum … more

Leak Points to Windows Start Menu’s Return as Soon as August

About a month ago at this year’s Build conference, Microsoft … more

Wearables Walkthrough: Tasker on the Samsung Galaxy Gear – XDA Developer TV

The future certainly looks like it is full of wearables. … more