CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) could pack the new Focal camera, team says

by: Chris SmithJuly 30, 2013


A few days after the CyanogenMod team revealed its new Android-related product, Focal – part of a greater initiative called Nemesis – we hear that the new camera app will be included in CyanogenMod 10.2.

As some of you may already know, CM 10.2 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest Android release, and the team has already started work on it.

In a longer Google+ post, the team said that Focal will be included in CM 10.2, but that the app won’t make it to CM 10.1, or at least not just yet, as CM 10.2 appears to be a priority:

[quote qtext=”Focal now available in CyanogenMod 10.2!

Focal has been pushed to the official CyanogenMod repositories, and is now available automatically in CyanogenMod 10.2 builds!” qperson=”” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

The app won’t be made available via the Google Play Store either, “as it would be too much work to maintain,” and it won’t be supported in unofficial builds “at all,” or in builds “not running on CyanogenMod.”

Even in CM 10.2 there’s apparently a lot of work to make Focal stable in order to replace the stock camera.

As for the actual progress with CM 10.2, the blog post says that “quick progress” has been made with the new custom ROM, without revealing more details.

In case you want to learn more about Focal, you can check out our post in which we describe the phase one of project Nemesis here.

  • MasterMuffin


    • SeraZR™

      Oh god why ! lol :D

  • S7500

    Please make the cyanogenmod 10.2 for galaxy ace plus too.please :-(

    • SeraZR™

      well officially i dun think that’s gonna happen as non of the Cm team won’t buy that low end device ;)

  • Android Developer

    Is it possible to use a call recorder on CM ?
    I know that some ROMs have it, but can’t find one for CM…

    • mercury80

      I use “Automatic Call Recorder” (google play) with CM10; works like a charm…

      • Android Developer

        Sure it records fine from both sides (both you and the other one that talks with you) ?
        I have it built into the call-app of samsung, like this:

        • mercury80

          Yes it records both ends. This app is not built in to the call-app as far as i can see. There are some settings i havent gone trough. I only use the app to record calls that originate from a number not in my phone book.

          • Android Developer

            @mercury80:disqus How well does it work? Any catch? Some apps require that the call would be on headphones or speaker, or record in a very poor quality.
            Also, does it allow you to record without actually running the app (maybe a notification while calling) ?

          • mercury80

            Sound quality is very good on both ends, but i do fear that could differ depending on the harware. Never tried it on speaker or headphones. An indicator apears (in dropdown) during calls to sybolice whether the call is being recorded or not. I don’t have to start the app manually…

          • Android Developer

            OK, maybe I wasn’t clear. Suppose someone calls me (or the opposite), and now I want to start recording, is there a way to do so without opening the app (via the notification perhaps) ?

          • mercury80

            I don’t know, I only have the app record unkown nummbers…

          • Android Developer

            i see. thank you. there are other reasons why i don’t use CM on my sgs3 , and this is one of them. i might try CM in the future though, when samsung decides to stop updating it.

  • trlovejoy

    FYI, starting with this post, your RSS feed fell apart.

  • Tharindu Giragama

    pic taken from focal aren’t loading up :/

  • i9100

    Why is the screen resolution so bad on sgs2 gt-i9100 10.2 cm.
    Particularly when watching YouTube videos, and wallpaper? Went back b/c of this to 4.1.2. Please let me know if there is fix for that.