[Interest] AndroidManifest always requires android.permission.CAMERA

Bruno Coudoin bruno.coudoin at gcompris.net
Tue Feb 18 23:46:43 CET 2014


For reference I created a bug to track this issue:


Le 11/02/2014 19:34, Bruno Coudoin a écrit :
> After publishing my application in the play store I am not seing my
> application on Nexus 7 first gen. Looking at some forums I found that
> since this model has no back camera and only a front one it is excluded
> when the manifest requires one with "android.permission.CAMERA".
> I tried to add the line '<uses-feature android:required="false"
> android:name="android.hardware.camera"/>' in my AndroidManifest.xml but
> this file is re-generated by the build system and anyway the line
> '<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.camera" />' is added to
> the AndroidManifest.
> In Google's documentation they suggest [1] to use instead
> 'android.hardware.camera.any' which means 'The application uses at least
> one camera facing in any direction. Use this in preference to
> android.hardware.camera if a back-facing camera is not required.'
> Not sure is this is someting I can fix at our application level. is this
> is a know issue, should I file a bug?
> Bruno.
> [1]
> http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/uses-feature-element.html#permissions

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