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Bug: Camera not supported in Android applications [not relevant]

asked 2013-12-24 22:46:37 +0300

Matoking gravatar image

updated 2014-12-12 23:05:05 +0300

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When trying to use the camera functionality in any Android apps, the action fails and a notification displaying the error "Sorry, the Android camera encountered a problem. You may need to restart the device"

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by mgbler
close date 2014-09-06 14:34:11.148258


Fixed in 1.0.2

Nux ( 2013-12-28 00:46:11 +0300 )edit

Is it really? I haven't been able to use the camera in any android application so far.

Oliver ( 2014-01-02 07:09:54 +0300 )edit

@Olivier maker sure you have the update. And if you do you can try any QR reader application. I used QR secure from Yandex, but if you have access to Google Play I recommend "Barcode scanner" by ZXing which is free and uncluttered with ads.

Nux ( 2014-01-02 22:41:18 +0300 )edit

Good news everyone. It does seem to work now. Even tough I had the (sailfish) update, don't know if something else was missing. Anyone have an idea how android actually interacts with the camera hardware?

Oliver ( 2014-01-03 23:18:58 +0300 )edit

My camera is still not working with Android apps. Everything has been updated, uninstalled, reinstalled and updated again - also all the way from factory defaults, but no luck. In Skype no video (not even a choice for video calls in settings), some apps recognise the cameras somehow, but say for each of them: "This funcion is not supported".

ollirai ( 2014-01-07 11:32:55 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-24 23:00:32 +0300

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Camera layer is one of the features not implemented in the currently released version of alien dalvik. We are currently testing a new version which includes camera support, and will release it either in late December, or early January.

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That's nice to hear. :)

Is there a preliminary changelog for the new version?

Matoking ( 2013-12-24 23:06:21 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-27 21:31:25 +0300

Luilutin gravatar image

In new update it have camera in some applications, but example in whatsapp it don't work...

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