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Leak allegedly shows new, minimalistic camera interface for Moto X

In a continued barrage of Moto X news and rumors, Android Police has just published an extensive gallery of images showing what it believes is the camera interface and app that the device will feature. The interface is noticeably different from what we saw on the Google Play Edition devices, as well as all Android 4.2 devices.

Along the left hand side of the interface is a control wheel that allows you to adjust certain settings, such as the exposure, flash, focus, camera setting (HDR, video, etc) and more. It appears that you will be able to scroll the wheel around to see even more options. I’m not exactly a fan of this interface, as it’s not always clear what settings the icons are representing. It also looks like the device will be capable of slow motion video.

If you swipe your finger from the right edge of the display, you’ll be taken into the gallery app. Just like the leaked Rogers video suggested, you’ll be able to easily access the camera app by “twisting your wrist twice,” even from the lock screen. To actually take a picture, a simple tap will focus and take a single image, while long-pressing will focus and take a series of images. Furthermore, to zoom you simply drag up and down.

The Moto X is expected to ship with near-stock Android, so either this a Motorola-skinned app that will be present on other devices, or it’s a Google feature that may be present in Android 4.3. The device will be announced on August 1st.

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