New Google Camera mod enables auxiliary camera support without root on many devices.
Earlier this month, a new google camera mod for the Oneplus 8 series enabled the auxiliary camera support without root. The mod allowed OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users to make use of the ultra-wide, telephoto, and macro cameras in the Google Camera app, without requiring them to root their devices. Now, GCam modders have released a similar Google Camera mod which brings this functionality to more devices.
The new Google Camera mod from Wichaya is based on the aforementioned port for the OnePlus 8 series and it will let you use auxiliary cameras on phones like the Oneplus 7 series, Asus Zenfone 6, Realme 3 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, and many more. The New Google Camera mod enables auxiliary camera support without root on many devices.
To use the mod, first, you need to download and install the app on your device. After installing, download the config files for your device and follow the instructions in this post to load the config files.
Once the config files have been loaded, the Google Camera app will restart automatically and you’ll be able to enable auxiliary camera support. To do so, you’ll need to navigate to the ‘Advanced’ section in the camera settings and tap on the Auxiliary camera option.
- Aux cameras working on most phones without root apart from some exceptions. (Bug on Zenfone 6 use ultra-wide by default at first start up. Just press main lens button)
- Added OPPO and Experimental opmode
- Adjusted some menus in the settings
- Press lib patcher icon bring to lib patcher menu, hold awb icon bring to awb menu, hold exposure button bring to exposure compensation menu
- Added Gamma Curve, HDR Range Control and experimental lib patcher
- Fixed black screen aux video mode on some devices
- Added new option to choose viewfinder buttons layout between old left side or top near the drop down menu
- Added no restart when no setting changes
- Adjusted viewfinder buttons size based on screen dpi
- Fixed AUX names on OPPO Find X2 Pro
Netflix Co-CEO Rules Out App for Apple Vision Pro for Now
Recently, pre-orders for the Apple Vision Pro were started. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst has reported sales of around 160,000 to 180,000 units of the Vision Pro. In context to the sales of Apple Vision Pro, Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters revealed in an interview that there is no need for the Netflix app in Apple’s VR headset.
In that interview, Peters also defined that the number of subscribers can’t justify the attempts to port an app for a platform. In the future, there may be a Netflix app for Apple’s VR headset, but currently, Netflix is adopting a wait-and-see approach. For now, YouTube and Spotify have no plans for dedicated apps.
As we also mentioned in the recent post of the Apple Vision Pro, you can use the apps via the browser in the Vision Pro. Apple’s own Apple TV+ streaming services are available on the Apple Vision Pro, which features “Apple Immersive Video” with Spatial Audio and 180° 3D footage in 8K resolution.
Similarly, Netflix has also a VR app which was launched in back 2015, that also offers VR Content and includes a 360° video for the Stranger Things Series, but for now, it’s not available in Apple Vision Pro. Netflix has a ton of VR movies that you can also check out.
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New Sharing Feature in WhatsApp Beta for iOS and Android
WhatsApp has undergone notable changes, introducing new colors and status updates for both its website and app. Whatsapp is currently in the process of rolling out a fresh update through the TestFlight beta program, named version 188.8.131.52. Within the app’s settings, the version is identified as 184.108.40.206, while the TestFlight build stands at 24.1.10(555067882).
WhatsApp beta for Android, in its 220.127.116.11 version, is rolling out a significant feature. Users can now create and share polls within their channels, fostering interactive engagement by collecting feedback, opinions, and preferences directly from their followers. The latest WhatsApp beta test for iOS, marked as version 18.104.22.168, is also geared up to incorporate this polling feature.
WhatsApp ensures that the choices made by channel followers during voting remain secure and anonymous. Currently available to beta testers, the feature to share polls in channels can be accessed by installing the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS and other Android phones via the TestFlight app. It will be available to everyone in the coming days.
While polls on various platforms often disappear within 24 hours, it remains to be seen whether WhatsApp will adopt a similar approach or introduce its own unique twist.
X (Twitter) Rolls Out Audio and Video Calling for Android Platform
X (formerly Twitter) is going to introduce voice and video calls on Android. The Audio and Video Calls feature has already been available for iOS users since October last year, and now the feature is going to be available for Android users. But you need X premium subscription to make calls. You can receive calls for free.
You can see the Audio and Video Calls option in the settings tab of DM. Users can also control privacy settings from the settings page by selecting from the three options of who can call them: accounts they follow, people in their contact book, verified users, etc. If you want to know more about audio and video calls on X, then you can read more by clicking here.
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