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Sometimes a smartphone comes with a crappy camera. Other times, it just comes with crappy software. The good thing is that there are no shortage of compelling camera apps to choose to from, and today, there's one more. SmugMug's Camera Awesome has made its way over to Android after amassing over 20 million downloads on the Apple App Store and averaging a near perfect 4.5 star rating.

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Camera Awesome is packed with features, offering users an HDR mode, the ability to take panorama shots, and a high-speed burst. With anti-shake video image stabilization, candid recordings need not look as spontaneous as they are. The app also offers limited editing options, including the ability to selectively choose where on an image a filter should be applied.

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The app offers additional functionality on Tegra 4 devices, and it even comes pre-installed on the Tegra Note 7. Exclusive features include always-on HDR, object tracking, and pressure-sensitive stylus support. Many non-Tegra products don't just lose out on these features, though. They miss out entirely, as device support is pretty limited.

Supported devices:

  • Galaxy SIII
  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Galaxy Note 2
  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 10
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • HTC One
  • Moto X
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7"

Coming soon:

  • Nexus 5
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"

Camera Awesome is available for $2.99, and it's just raring to help Android users take better mobile photos. Get it below.

Source: SmugMug

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Nelson Wasiuk

    Says incompatible with my SIII, it really worth 3 bucks?

    • Mircea M.

      Same here. Says it is incompatible with my SIII

    • vernsviews

      Yeah what's the deal with that?

    • Bill Blandford

      Ditto. VZW S3 carbon ROM.

  • GreatNews

    this UI is sooooooooooooooo iOS style that its horrible!

    • Leif Sikorski

      True. Usually I never use the refund button, but this was the first or second this year where I just had to do it. iOS look, some touch targets are pretty small, even the share button is in the iOS style. Looks like they've neved took a look at other Android apps or the design guidelines.
      It's fine when Apps use a different UI, but when they completely ignore the userbase and can't even use the OS specific icons for a consistent experience it's a complete fail in my opinion.

    • Tech Guru

      its an iOS port so that's to be expected. maybe down the road they will update it to a more Android look.

  • Nick V

    We should buy it just to piss the iFans off. This is an app that they never thought would cross platforms, but just like Instagram, they did. Maybe another Apple Executive will hit the shit fan. :-)

  • David Fulde

    Not a fan of the look... but I like that they are optimizing the app for specific devices!

  • http://jefferai.org/ Jeff Mitchell

    Not a fan of SmugMug, not at all.

    I'm happy using Snapseed and Zenfolio.

  • guest

    Not available on Nexus 5

  • Alice

    Anyone notice that it appears as a free app on iOS? I know it presence by a bunch of iap, but the developer should make an free/lite version for Android platform. How I know this app works well on my Nexus 4 or not?!!

  • Ivaylo Stoyanov

    As if there weren't enough photo editing apps already.

    • Steph Chi

      You've got the point ! My contribution : and for so few devices ...
      Hey man, keep cool, it's their v1 ... In fact not ;-)

  • Tech Guru

    Is it just me or do all these camera/photo apps do exactly the same thing--and some of those things are stock anyway?

  • Fellwalker

    Oh come on, enough of the hyperbole! 4.5 is 90%, which is not nearly perfect.

    • Daryn Sturridge

      But on a scale that's out of 10 half-stars, being one half-star away from a perfect 10 IS actually 'near perfect', isn't it?

  • ram

    update 12-11-13 (22:55 GMT+1) --- overall rating 3.0 voted by 41 people....:P So i believe it's better to download it after updates...as of now, it's not interesting app..:(

    Tons of camera app are at the store, so it needs to be unique to win...

  • Genezis

    Tegra 3 support?

  • Renner Boldrino

    Not HDR, not tap to exposure on Galaxy S4. Without this features, just another camera app. I’m really disappointed.