Samsung releases new Beauty Lens apps. Forgets to make it do something.
Samsung has released a rare exclusive app for their scant Windows Phone 8 offerings today simply called “Beauty”. The app features Windows Phone 8 Lens support and promises to “…remove all the imperfections on your subject's face such as wrinkles, blemishes and moles”, presumably through some nifty photo manipulation algorithms.
The thing is, we can’t figure out how it even works and neither can our tipster. The app launches just fine, allowing you to switch cameras (front vs. back) and even snap photos. And that’s it. Tapping the image does nothing, there are no settings and outside of sharing the image, there’s nothing you can do to it or with it.
We’d like to think that our lack of coffee is the issue here and not Samsung forgetting something (or just bad UI design), so we’ll toss it off to you folks to explain in comments. In the meantime, you can grab Beauty here in the Samsung Collection. Thanks, Chris H., for the tip!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
I don't think this attitude will help Sammy to maintain their market share for long...
I tried the app on my face but it crashed and deleted itself.