Moto X camera interface leaks ahead of official launch

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013


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Purported Moto X press image | Image credit @evleaks

The crew over at Android Police have some cool news for us, as they’ve got some exclusive shots of the Moto X camera UI.

As we can see, the new interface is pretty minimal, and relies on gestures more than dedicated software buttons. A swipe from the right will bring up your gallery (Android 4.2 users are familiar with that), and a swipe from the left brings up your settings. This is a touch different than the current stock Android camera settings menu, which shows up anywhere on the screen you touch while the camera is open.

There are also a few new toys to play with, like a slow motion video setting, and the familiar “shake to take” function we’ve heard about, in which you flick your wrists a few times to open the camera app (even when the phone is locked). Yes, I just made that phrase up and yes, I want credit or a copyright.

As touching the screen to open settings has gone away, that leaves the screen available for other stuff. This time, we use “touch to take” for pics (yeah, made that one up, too), which is a lot like Android 4.2. We can long-press for multiple shots, which should make the auto-awesome feature of Google+ really simple, or use swipe gestures for more. Swiping up or down from an on-screen touch will enable the zoom, rather than the pinch-to-zoom in 4.2.

Of course, this is a big change from the current Motorola camera UI, but we knew it would be. Whether or not this is the next stock Android camera UI isn’t known at this point, but we should know soon enough, maybe before this phone is made official.

With Clear Pixel technology and a 10.5 megapixel shooter, we’ll be excited to see just what this thing is capable of. With August right around the corner, and the new Droid phones from Verizon hitting tomorrow, it’s an exciting time for Motorola fans and observers alike. We’ll keep you up-to-date on everything that’s happening, so be sure to check back often!

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  • DanDingello

    Great news!

  • jumbo3220

    this is the new stock camera app in Android 4.3?

    • mumusen

      This isn’t the stock camera app for 4.3.. This is Motorola’s new camera inteface.

  • Android_Wins_Big_Time

    This is better, than the stock android camera app.

  • Rosandra Milante

    How much?

  • David Mueller

    For a price tag at 300$ it´s definitly not a bad deal.

    • Really

      where did you hear it would cost 300$?

      • David Mueller

        An earlier post said that

  • Luka Mlinar

    Who the hell zooms? O.o

    • MasterMuffin

      If I really can’t get closer, I welcome the pixels and zoom. Why would the feature be there if nobody used it?

      • Luka Mlinar

        I just crop it l8r.

        • MasterMuffin

          Good for you, either way the result is bad but zooming takes that step away

        • chanman

          Who the hell still says “l8r”?

          • Luka Mlinar

            I do m8 :)

    • MasterMuffin

      If I really can’t get closer, I welcome the pixels and zoom. Why would the feature be there if nobody used it?

  • Rauel Crespo

    Please offer at LEAST 32GB of storage…16GB phones shouldn’t even exist as flagship devices….

    • Tony Hoffman

      Moto X is mid range

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  • Mvrcel Lgt

    they released the droid series at verizon showing what the moto x is capable of…

  • Grman Rodriguez

    Looks confusing

  • I like it.