Nokia Lumia's Camera Extras and Play To apps released

On Wednesday, during Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 developer summit, Nokia reps took the stage and showed off a number of new and updated Windows Phone apps made exclusively for the Lumia family of smartphones. Today, WPCentral reports that two of those new apps, Camera Extras and Play To, are now available to download for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

The Camera Extras app adds quite a few new features and effects that can be used by the on-board camera on the Lumia devices. Those new features includes a self timer that lets Lumia phones take a picture up to 10 seconds after it is set in motion. It also adds a new panorama mode that lets users create panoramic pictures via pasting several images together.

There's also the new Action Shot feature which takes several photos in rapid succession. Finally, there's the Smart Group Shot mode, shown above. This will take several photos of a group of people and then select the best facial shots from each person and then edit them into one image.

The new Play To app lets users share photos, videos and music wirelessly with other DLNA-compatible devices. Nokia has the data monitoring app Nokia Counter in the works, along with updates to the Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and Nokia Maps apps.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via Nokia

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It says it's not available for my device, I'm on an unbranded Lumia 900, it says no software update on the phone or Zune, I think I may be on Mango.

ATT USA, Lumia 900, I see NOTHING in the marketplace for Camera Extras. Not in Nokia highlights, not in market, not in Nokia Collection. Help anyone?

jf

jimmyfal said,
ATT USA, Lumia 900, I see NOTHING in the marketplace for Camera Extras. Not in Nokia highlights, not in market, not in Nokia Collection. Help anyone?

jf

Found it, never mind, had to search Camera Extras in marketplace. Thought I'd find it in Nokia apps.

jimmyfal said,

Found it, never mind, had to search Camera Extras in marketplace. Thought I'd find it in Nokia apps.

Could you post direct link to the app, from the windowsphone.com/marketplace - thank you.

duddit2 said,
They require tango to work

Tango? Ouch.... I have still 12072 and my Lumia 800 is unbranded. Where did you find Tango? Latest news I heard there was only a China version of 12140....
TIA

Fritzly said,

Tango? Ouch.... I have still 12072 and my Lumia 800 is unbranded. Where did you find Tango? Latest news I heard there was only a China version of 12140....
TIA

apparently nokia will push tango on the 27th, I don't have it, so these apps don't work.

What about the iPhones new 19 pin connector rendering all previous accessories USELESS and that stuff ain't cheap. Sure someone will come out with some sort of adaptor (maybe) but id say 5 years worth of accessories gottaput a sting in yur wallet.

ALso pathetic things looks android phones newly released some not even running version 3 where's the hate there and iPhones silently not being able to use features of the new OS and that's only cus it runs on one device they can get away with it.

Go back to living under ya bridge

psionicinversion said,
What about the iPhones new 19 pin connector rendering all previous accessories USELESS and that stuff ain't cheap. Sure someone will come out with some sort of adaptor (maybe) but id say 5 years worth of accessories gottaput a sting in yur wallet.
Apple has to approve the usage the connection license. Manufacturers cannot make an adapter unless they allow them too. In the mean time, I suspect Apple with have one for either $10, a la their MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter, or $30 like every other adapter that they sell.

I don't understand why they don't change to MicroUSB like every other manufacturer (well, I do, because then they cannot charge outrageous fees for those cables, to license the connector to manufacturers, and to prevent devices from working simultaneously with the iPhone and other phones).

And, just as a nitpick, Android phones skipped version 3 and went to version 4.0. Version 3 was tablet only, and apparently not very good. Even with that, we all know that not many of the phones actually have support for version 4, and they don't have a hardware change as an excuse--just a lack of motivation.

psionicinversion said,
What about the iPhones new 19 pin connector rendering all previous accessories USELESS and that stuff ain't cheap. Sure someone will come out with some sort of adaptor (maybe) but id say 5 years worth of accessories gottaput a sting in yur wallet.

ALso pathetic things looks android phones newly released some not even running version 3 where's the hate there and iPhones silently not being able to use features of the new OS and that's only cus it runs on one device they can get away with it.

Go back to living under ya bridge

Where is the new connector you speak of? Until Apple release such a product, you shouldn't speculate on anything. Should I talk about how you are all stupid for buying a Windows Phone 8 now because Windows 9 won't support it? Should I speculate now on such ridiculous things?

McKay said,
Not seeing them for my Lumia 900. UK
Apparently its only available to select markets for now with the rest of the markets getting it in July. So far the US and China are currently the only ones

McKay said,
Not seeing them for my Lumia 900. UK

I think if you go to the app link directly on your phone instead of trying to do a search for them you'll find them.

Fritzly said,

Are they available for the 800 too? I could not find them.........

Use the source link, the direct marketplace links are on that page

Not sure why anyone would buy a Nokia windows phone at the moment, given Nokia will not be providing a Windows 8 upgrade path in a few short months.

dvb2000 said,
Not sure why anyone would buy a Nokia windows phone at the moment, given Nokia will not be providing a Windows 8 upgrade path in a few short months.

Wow how lame can you be... really like it hasn't been discussed to death already. Thanks again Mr. Troll. The fact is you don't purchase a phone based on what it may or may not do in the future. If you do your probably not the sharpest tool in the shed. Get over it Mr. troll

deepfunkysoul said,

Wow how lame can you be... really like it hasn't been discussed to death already. Thanks again Mr. Troll. The fact is you don't purchase a phone based on what it may or may not do in the future. If you do your probably not the sharpest tool in the shed. Get over it Mr. troll

You sound like a fool who has spent a lot of money on these Nokia windows phones and are trying to defend you own bad choices.

dvb2000 said,

You sound like a fool who has spent a lot of money on these Nokia windows phones and are trying to defend you own bad choices.


+1 Sure looks like it.
I think not only the customers, but Nokia probably got the biggest shaft from MS. This cannot be good news for Nokia, especially since they are going through restructuring and they bailed on Symbian for MS. I would be upset too, especially with these commercials.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...eature=youtube_gdata_player

deepfunkysoul said,

Wow how lame can you be... really like it hasn't been discussed to death already. Thanks again Mr. Troll. The fact is you don't purchase a phone based on what it may or may not do in the future. If you do your probably not the sharpest tool in the shed. Get over it Mr. troll

No I have to agree with this guy, just because it doesn't run the latest and greatest does NOT mean it is all of a sudden ****! Will every PC run Win8 next year? No it will not. Just because it doesn't get the latest upgrade does NOT make it bad all of a sudden. Those speaking against this are ill informed and not really thinking the pocess through. Yes it's a shame, no it's not a nokia problem but most of all no it's NOT the end of the world!

Maturity, some need it more than others it seems

dvb2000 said,
Not sure why anyone would buy a Nokia windows phone at the moment, given Nokia will not be providing a Windows 8 upgrade path in a few short months.

how many times we need to repeat the same words you will get what your hardware can handle you will get windows phone 8 look and features that your hardware can handle things will more clear next event

dvb2000 said,

You sound like a fool who has spent a lot of money on these Nokia windows phones and are trying to defend you own bad choices.

Your about as sharp as a bag of wet liver. You're obviously just too dumb to get it... so just go back under your bridge troll.

dvb2000 said,
Not sure why anyone would buy a Nokia windows phone at the moment, given Nokia will not be providing a Windows 8 upgrade path in a few short months.

You buy the phone because you like the phone and what it has now. Who buys a phone with the hopes of what it might get via updates? I'm kinda amazed by the thinking of people on here. Geeks and techies who follow this stuff are one thing, but we're the vast minority of the overall market. The majority buy what they like today, they don't think 6-12 or 24 months down the line and wonder if they'll be able to get the new OS version. Besides people in the stores are buying a phone, a lumia, they don't know about the OS details or version numbers or whatever.

If this was such a problem why do lots of people keep buying these low priced Android devices that still ship as new with v2.2 and 2.3? Outside of the highend phones I doubt all of those will ever get 4.x and I also doubt even more if the people who do buy them care because the market shows they obviously don't.

dvb2000 said,
Not sure why anyone would buy a Nokia windows phone at the moment, given Nokia will not be providing a Windows 8 upgrade path in a few short months.
What does a Lumia 900 not do now which it did before? How is it now a non functional phone which does not deliver on the features it is advertised with? I guess you will be one of those people who will always be on the fence waiting for the next thing to come. Nokia has shown to be committed to their products and actively pursue developers to port or create apps. I do not see them dropping that with the arrival of the next gen of devices. They seem to have been providing incentives to developers to come and play in the WP7 eco system and have no doubt this will continue.

I would actually be willing go as far as to predict that if there will be any manufacturer who will ensure their product stays supported by them and developers alike it's Nokia.

Auzeras said,

No I have to agree with this guy, just because it doesn't run the latest and greatest does NOT mean it is all of a sudden ****! Will every PC run Win8 next year? No it will not. Just because it doesn't get the latest upgrade does NOT make it bad all of a sudden. Those speaking against this are ill informed and not really thinking the pocess through. Yes it's a shame, no it's not a nokia problem but most of all no it's NOT the end of the world!

Maturity, some need it more than others it seems

Your example is not accurate: I am sure that a top of the line PC you bought a month ago will handle W8.
Note that I am not taking side on the WP8 upgrade issue; I was quite sure that no upgrade would have been available and this is one of the reasons I did not buy a Lumia 900. Still I can understand that someone who spent Euro 500 last week is upset.

paulheu said,
What does a Lumia 900 not do now which it did before? How is it now a non functional phone which does not deliver on the features it is advertised with?

Sure, it still does what it was advertised for. But that whole "The Beta Test is over campaign" just seems a bit ridiculous now.
And how many people will now buy a Lumia? Many people will rather wait. I know if someone asks me about Windows Phone who is interested in it I will tell him to wait.

T-Mobile Germany does not offer the Lumia 900 because of the lacking upgrade path. I think Nokia is in for some bad months because of this, and I am not sure if the will get through, regarding the diffculties they have, already.

I remember the "Team Microsoft" people on this forum making fun of Samsung Galaxy S Owners not getting ICS upgrade but instead, Samsung gave them a feature update instead. Sounds very similar to what Nokia is doing with 7.8. But the only difference is, these "Team Microsoft" people are singing a different tune. Were they just being foolish before or were they blind because they had their Microsoft Goggles on before?

dvb2000 said,
Not sure why anyone would buy a Nokia windows phone at the moment, given Nokia will not be providing a Windows 8 upgrade path in a few short months.

very lame, do people buy android or apple phones just for the purpose to upgrade the phone within the next 3 months.