Google Nexus 7 camera gets hacked to offer 720p video recording ability


So what if you do not have a rear-facing camera on the Nexus 7 capable of recording videos. A XDA recognized developer who goes by the nickname hillbeast, found a work around to get the most out of the 720p front camera on the Nexus 7.

It’s as simple as a child play. All you have to do to make the tablet record videos is to edit media_profiles.xml file because “it’s not a limitation of hardware or a kernel function or anything, rather it’s just Google didn’t add the media profile for 720p to tell it how to use 720p,” said hillbeast.

He also uploaded a couple of video samples taken with the 720p front camera on the Nexus 7. Here they are!