Thursday, April 17, 2014

Google released Android-Apps "Camera" and "Remote Desktop Chrome» - 3DNews

Google makes key gradually built an Android application store individual programs Play, which allows them to update faster and provides access to the latest opportunities to owners of old devices or custom assemblies Android. An example is Hangouts and “keyboard”. Now the company has launched a separate independent camera application by adding it to the store Play. It’s called simply “Camera” and a little different from a standard camera Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and enhancements, making the interface much more clear and selecting the shutter button. Available and a new mode that allows you to achieve the effect of shallow depth of field, as in SLR cameras.

Company specifies the following key features of the new application:

  • Photo Sphere function to create circular panoramas;
  • blur effect, as on an SLR (shallow depth of field);
  • panorama mode with high resolution;
  • maximum resolution viewfinder (exactly what what the user sees on the screen will be on the pictures);
  • updated interface: a comfortable setting and a large shutter button;
  • support for smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 and later versions.

Google notes that blur effect replaces the need for a large optical systems for machine vision algorithms and optimization techniques that mimic the presence of the large lens and shallow depth of field. And everything is done on mobile devices very quickly. Access to key functions familiar to owners of Moto X: simply whisk the left to access the various camera modes.

Unfortunately, there are also disadvantages when compared to the “camera” with a standard camera Android: advanced settings like No white balance. Apparently, the company strives to make the application easier to work, relying on automation. «Google Camera” is already available in the Play Store for all smartphones and tablets Android, running platform version 4.4 KitKat or higher. Of course, the latest cameras from HTC and Samsung are very good, but having a choice is to be welcomed.

Simultaneously, Google introduced Android-application “Remote Desktop Chrome». ACS desktop was first introduced in 2011 and allows you to connect to computers based on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS through a browser Chrome. After setting up a basic system it is now possible to connect to a desktop computer via a smartphone or tablet based on Android.

not yet known the exact date of launching similar versions of iOS-App Chrome to connect to the desktop, but Google promises to present it in this year. After the initial launch of Chrome Remote Desktop search giant has gradually expanded ways to connect to the PC with other devices. Service received Hangouts feature Remote Desktop in mid-2013, Chromecast keychain allows you to open Chrome tabs on your TV without the mess.

For “Remote Desktop Chrome» on Android platform need version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later.

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