This is Quite Possibly the Best Android Feature I've Seen in a Long Time

By Sam Gibbs on at

Have you ever wished you could snap a picture direct from your notification-shade settings screen? With a mini viewfinder and all? Well, that's precisely what CyanogenMod is getting, right under brand a new camera tile in the Quick Settings panel. Simply genius.

Tapping the panel activates the camera in continuous auto-focus mode, with just a quick second tap required to snap a photo. In the demo above the camera action is pretty rapid, and would be perfect for that lightning fast Instagram. Framing your artistic shots might be a bit difficult, but what you lose in accuracy you make up for in instant capture. Never will you miss that magic moment when some Z-list celebrity slips getting out of a car ever again. [CyanogenMod via AndroidPolice]