Google Nexus 7 gets Camera Launcher app

The Nexus 7 may not have a dedicated camera for pictures, but it does feature a front-facing camera for video conferencing. It's perhaps understandable that Google didn't include a dedicated Camera app, but it's a bit of a party pooper for those fascinated with funny camera effects. Fear not, friends, as Paul O'Brien of MoDaCo has published a Camera app for the Nexus 7 to the Play Store.

You don't need root, and the app doesn't require any special permissions either – just download, install, and you should be good to go. It will give you access to the various face effects added in Ice Cream Sandwich, plus 720p video recording if you're desperate enough to use it with the 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Still, you'll have to one of the lucky few who received the Nexus 7 at Google I/O. The final versions of the tablet are expected to ship to customers later this month, and those in the UK will even have the option of walking into a retail store to purchase one. While you're waiting, why not check out our Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean reviews?