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dnepr
Posts: 723
Registered: ‎03-12-2009
My Device: Playbook

Camera access?

Is this a political RIM decision or a technical issue? Will it ever be available for Android apps?
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TheVaan
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎03-20-2012
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: Telefonica Germany

Re: Camera access?

This is a technical issue. You actually can access the camera but you can't control it (fetch pictures and so on).

I mean I read that they are trying to make camera available for Android but I don't know where... 

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SanderT
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎03-06-2012
My Device: Z10LE / DevC / PlayBook
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Re: Camera access?

The source you mean is here: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/android/apisupport

 

It says: "However, currently the Camera class in the Android SDK is not supported. As a result, although you can launch the camera application, you cannot access the Camera hardware."

 

Mentioning the current state, could imply that Camera support is something that could be supported in the future. Since it uses an intent, and seeing how the camera intent is implemented in Android, the camera should be something that should be fairly easy to implement in the Android SDK.

 

 

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