The Moto X’s camera app is now available to download!

by: Adam KoueiderJuly 27, 2013

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It seems like the Moto X hype train can not be stopped. Just when we thought that the release of a new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean had stolen a little bit of the limelight, the Moto X has roared back into the spotlight.

Android Police have gotten their hands on the camera app for the Moto X and shared the APK for all of us to enjoy. In this build, the application is almost fully functional although the double-flick wrist gesture is obviously not working. You can tap anywhere on the screen to take a photo and hold to take a burst of photos (there doesn’t appear to be a limit on the amount of photos you can take in burst mode).

Panorama mode crashes, and HDR and Slow-Motion mode are both disabled and can’t be enabled, but other than that the camera works perfectly. The whole UI is very minimalist, and lacks the customizability that other camera apps like Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense camera apps provide.

Unless you are using a Motorola phone, the app won’t replace your current camera app.

Unless you are using a Motorola phone, the app won’t replace your current camera (if you are using a Motorola phone it simply won’t work) and will simply install as its own app (unfortunately it uses the same name and icon as the stock Android camera app so there may be some confusion).

Check out the gallery below for screenshots, and if you’re impressed then click here to head over to Android Police’s links to download the APK.

What do you think of the Moto X camera app? Has the camera app convinced you to buy the Moto X?

  • MasterMuffin

    Just a camera app won’t convince me to buy a phone, though at this point we already know pretty much all about Moto X

    • Luka Mlinar

      Not a fan of the Moto X i take it? :D

      • MasterMuffin

        Completely honestly I’m sick of the Moto X, rumored and leaked for so long and even though it’s a great device, many people got dissappointed and it just has lost its wow factor in my eyes. Now I just skip over half of Moto X articles and hopefully it will get unveiled soon so the Nexus 5 and 10 rumor mill can start!

        • Luka Mlinar

          Never lost the wow factor for me. But hey; didn’t we go trough this with the S4. To each his own i guess.

  • mumusen

    “Unless you are using a Motorola phone, the app won’t replace your current camera app.”

    I am using Nexus 4 and when I try to install it, it over-writes the stock camera app.

    • Adam Koueider

      Impossible. I have a Nexus 4 and I installed it and it didn’t over-write the stock camera app. It has the same icon and icon name as the original camera app but it doesn’t over write the stock camera app.

      • OMGgary

        I’m guessing that what happens is the Moto X cam app installs to the /data/app folder, but the original Nexus camera app is still intact inside /system/app/ ?

      • mumusen

        See for yourself.

        However, I will wait for the next update which would enable all features.

        • Guest

          That’s wierd! Don’t know what’s going on there. Are you rooted?

          • mumusen

            No. Completely stock running 4.3 with official OTA update. Reading comments on various forums I realized people running 4.2.2 and lower versions don’t get error like mine. I believe this info should be mentioned in the article.


          LOL…what a pitty.

      • mumusen

        Still impossible Adam?

        • Adam Koueider

          Yeah sort of Lol. I dunno what’s up with your one. Worked fine for me

          • mumusen

            Not just mine. There are a bunch of other users too who have been having the same issue on their 4.3 nexus 4s. *sigh* lol

          • Adam Koueider

            I’m running stock Android 4.3 as well on my Nexus 4. I’ll make you feel better by telling you it wasn’t really that good anyways. I thought the stock Android camera app was too simple, but the Moto X camera app made the stock Android app look like rocket science.

          • mumusen

            You serious? I will still give it a try once the final version (i.e., with all workable features) hits the internet. Although, I take your words man. Stock is minimalistic yet does what it is intended to do.

  • Paolo T.

    This runs excellently on my stock Note II, but the lack of HDR is seriously hampering my use of this cam. Oh well.

    • Ok

      Dwnld the GS4 camera apk same icon & name as this one but can replace your stock camera

  • I think I’ll wait if it’s that crippled.


    funny how the camera app is taking picture of a samsung laptop

    • Adam Koueider

      Shh…. Tell no one.

  • I got excited that it was available to download until I read how half of the features seem to be disabled or missing.

  • daviddang

    how does focusing work? been wondering that since this camera style first leaked

    • needa

      it focuses where you touch i believe. i have it on my phone but it doesnt know where my gallery is so it freezes my phone. att gs2 running shostock.

  • needa

    downloads have been disabled over at ap. i reckon they got a phone call.

  • pritish

    Android police has removed the download link from their website

  • Zxxon

    MOTO X definitely has the ‘WOW’ factor for me. I can’t wait to turn in my S4 for my MOTO X. I had the Droid 2 when it was the new whiz-bang device and liked Motorola even though I went through four before I finally found one that worked–but they exchanged them without quibbling. Where does the line form? I’m a buyer of the MOTO X if it ever comes to market. …

  • ron

    droid series camera app

  • Muhammad Aly Musthafa

    now , the downloads are disabled

  • Mark Mann

    so the app is perfect except for all these things that don’t work…

  • Brandon Loo

    What is the app name?