Camera Awesome update improves Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and HTC One experience

November 26, 2013

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SmugMug launched Camera Awesome for Android a short while back and while they quietly added support for the Nexus 5 after the initial launch, they have improved that support with this latest update. Camera Awesome v1.0.2 has arrived in the Google Play Store and along with the Nexus 5, this update brought added support for the Nexus 4 and HTC One as well as some general improvements that will benefit all devices.

Beginning first with the device specific changes we have the Nexus 5 first. The v1.0.2 update brought an improved exposure and flash handling. Nexus 4 users are said to have gotten additional flash handling improvements and HTC One users received HDR support. There was also mention of the ISO setting option coming available for additional devices, though, a specific support list was not included.

Otherwise, the Camera Awesome v1.0.2 update also had some more general, and seemingly welcomed improvements. These include some photo performance enhancements in the gallery and lightbox as well as improvement to the launch performance and speed to camera. Bottom line here, overall speed should be welcomed as we suspect many have missed capturing the image they wanted simply because the camera was slow to load.

Aside from this latest update, a previous update reduced the overall application size, made some stability improvements, fixed things so the last camera mode would be properly restored and made it so users could save images and/or videos to the SD card if they wanted. We spent a bit of hands-on time with Camera Awesome shortly after the initial launch (using the Galaxy Note 3 and Nexus 5) and can say the app remains installed and in-use on both devices.

Those looking for that earlier hands-on will be able to find the link by heading into the Story Timeline sitting below. As usual, the latest update for Camera Awesome can be found by way of the Google Play Store.

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  • asianmack

    Does this app improve the Nexus 5 camera shutter lag?

    • Bouffard

      Google is working ont he new API with burst shooting for nexus 5, I assume if they will have burst shooting this new API will remove the shutter lag issue, just be patient.

  • Subzer0

    i freaking hate this camera.. quality of picture is horrible. i prefer Procapture.. the difference in quality is way better.

  • Shootmup

    Guys, if you want to take decent pictures, you need a camera, not a phone.

  • Uhmmmm am I missing something important? I can’t install this on My HTC One…
    Also, there are no reviews of the app y ppl who own an HTC One