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Motorola Camera updated with smartwatch remote shutter feature

An update to Motorola's camera app allows Android Wear smartwatches to function as a remote shutter control for your Motorola smartphone's camera.
October 10, 2014
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Motorola has just updated its smartphone camera app, allowing users to control their handset’s camera through their Android Wear smartwatch.

Once updated, opening up the app will present a new notification on your Android Wear watch of choice, asking if you want to use it as a remote shutter. Tapping the notification will give you a shutter button, which, when pressed, will take a picture using your Motorola smartphone’s camera. This seems like a much better solution to posing whilst a timer ticks down.

If you own a different brand of smartphone, you can achieve the same functionality through the universal Google Camera app, but it might not offer up the full range of camera functions available in your default app. The Google Camera also works with the full range of Android Wear smartwatches.

If the app hasn’t automatically updated already, Motorola owners can grab the Motorola Camera from this link. Other smartphone users can download the Google Camera from the Play Store for free.