There’s been a bit of drama the past few days throughout the Android community, ever since the announcement of Cyanogen Inc. Here at Phandroid, we haven’t been reporting on the drama, because no one needs that soap opera crap clogging up their favorite Android news site. If you aren’t aware, CyanogenMod’s Focal camera app has been pulled from the open source ROM. The developer behind the app, Guillaume Lesniak, has decided to put his Focal camera app on the Google Play Store for all to download and use. No longer will you need to be on CyanogenMod to use this full featured camera.
The app is currently in beta, but does come with a lot of features you’d expect in a camera app. You can take burst shots, set timers, change scene modes, add camera effects, change lighting settings, there’s an Auto Awesome tool, and it even includes a PhotoSphere replacement called PicSphere.
Focal is fully open source (GPL) and developers can download Focal’s source over on GitHub.
If you’re not fully satisfied with the camera app on your current phone, it’s worth taking a look at Focal. Just please remember, it is beta. Plenty of bugs do exist and will get squashed as time goes on.
Download: Google Play Store.