OnePlus One’s Camera and Gallery apps now available for other Androids
The OnePlus One’s Camera and Gallery apps have been (unofficially) made available to download for other Android-powered smartphones. They’re based on the stock CyanogenMod 11 apps, which are based on the stock Android 4.4 KitKat apps — but they offer some nifty features that you don’t get direct from Google.
The great thing about the OnePlus One’s built-in Camera app is its approach to navigation. CyanogenMod’s stock Camera app requires you to tap and hold to view certain controls, and it can be a little fiddly. The One’s Camera app makes its options available constantly — they don’t disappear.
This makes toggling the LED flash or switching between front- and rear-facing cameras just a tap away — rather than several taps away. In addition to this, the OnePlus Camera app allows you to swipe through various shooting modes, such as beauty mode and slow shutter.
Some of the Gallery app’s features include the ability to stream photos and videos to your TV via Chromecast, and automatic sync with services like Flickr, Dropbox, Google+, and Facebook. Like iOS, the Gallery organizes your photos into “Moments,” based on things like dates and geolocation data.
These aren’t the only OnePlus APKs you can get your hands on, either. You can also download the company’s impressive AudioFX app, which lets you tweak your handset’s audio settings — as well as the Cyanogen Theme Store, the One’s “Great Freedom” theme, and its boot animation.
There are some caveats, though. The Camera and Gallery app will work on most Android-powered devices, but it doesn’t play nicely with third-party interfaces. Users are reporting lots of success on devices running stock Android and CyanogenMod, but those with TouchWiz and Sense are running into problems.
I’ve tried the Camera app on my HTC One M8 with Sense 6, and it crashes instantly. On my Galaxy S5 with TouchWiz, it runs just fine, but tap to focus doesn’t work, and after hitting the shutter button you just get a spinning wheel that never goes away.
Some apps require CyanogenMod — such as the Theme Store and the Great Freedom theme — while those looking to install the One’s boot animation will need to be rooted.
To download all of these APKs, just follow the source link below.