Mod gives Nexus 5 camera a performance boost

The Nexus 5's camera is already being reworked by the Android faithful.

(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET)

Fans of Google’s Nexus series of smartphones often have lots of positive things to say about the devices, but glowing praise for the included camera usually isn’t included.

While the recently released Nexus 5 makes some improvements on the lackluster shooter of its predecessor, the Nexus 4, a hacker over at the XDA developers forum has taken it a step further with a mod that’s like digital steroids for its 8-megapixel camera.

LG fanatic and India-based developer Jishnu Sur has been continuously refining his modification, which basically boost’s the camera’s video, audio, and image quality to maximum levels and also speeds up focusing, turns on edge enhancement, and makes a few other tweaks.

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