You can get the Android 4.2 camera and gallery apps now – rooted devices only
Android 4.2 is in line to receive a whole bunch of nice new updates. In fact, Adrian, Bob and myself compiled a summary of the three features that we are most excited for.
So, what is probably the most exciting feature by everyone’s books is Photo Sphere. Yes, some may think it’s just a gimmick, but it does have some really cool potential. It pretty much acts as a way to take an image just as the Google Street View truck would. You get a full, 3D effect of your surroundings in a moving image – pretty cool!
The camera has a few other cool options, like filters, non-intrusive menus and other little fixes here and there. The gallery has also had a minor UI tweak, but it’s still sitting nicely with the Holo theme.
Before you get all excited, you must be rooted to get the app for yourself. Take caution with anything you do when rooting/flashing software to your phone. We are not liable for any issues you may have.
Anyway, head over to Android Police (who discovered the exploit from Android Central Forums and XDA) for download. If you want a sneak peek of what it looks like then check out one of our reader’s images with Photo Sphere on Google+.