Q&A: How do I use single motion panorama on HTC Evo 3D?

Question by Methtical: How do I use single motion panorama on HTC Evo 3D?
I'm running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and I've read that I do have the feature I just can't work out how to do it or find the option. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Best answer:

Answer by Nucular
Hmmm. You're right that 'panorama mode' was included in the first Ice Cream Sandwich iteration, which was 4.0.1 [1]; however, I've just turned my own Evo 3D upside down looking for it and you're right there too - it doesn't seem to be there.

I'm guessing HTC's Sense overlay has for some reason trashed or omitted it - though I can find nothing online to say this. However, the official HTC Evo 3D online support documentation [2, 3] doesn't mention it at all, whereas they do for other similar phones (e.g. Evo 4G [4]), which to me implies that the feature hasn't been added to the Evo 3D.

Which is quite annoying.

I guess it may be added natively in a future ICS/Sense update, though there's no way of knowing. In the meantime, I guess, there are two options open to us to try to get panorama mode to work on our phones. The first would be to root them [5] and find a ROM which includes the panorama mode (I suspect a 'vanilla' ICS ROM might include it) - a bit drastic, but then these random, high-handed decisions made by HTC et al. sometimes seem to call for drastic action, if only to make a point.

The second would be to find a 3rd party camera app which can do the same thing and use that either when you want to take a panoramic shot, or make it the system default, replacing the stock camera. I haven't looked into this option in detail yet, but I did find a discussion thread [6] which seems to indicate that the 'Sony Panorama' camera app will do the trick; I'm sure there are others too.

Hope you find a way that suits your needs!

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