Simple file edit unlocks 720p recording on Google's Nexus 7 front-facing camera.
Since its release, Google's Nexus 7 has established itself as a fierce competitor in the tablet market. Out of the box, the device is already a great tablet equipped with most of today's bells and whistles, but a few simple tweaks to the device can make it even better. Because it makes much more sense to record videos with your camera or smartphone, Google decided to go with a single front-facing camera to cut costs.
While it certainly isn't the fanciest camera of all, the Nexus 7 camera does offer decent video recording for those who need it. Although the device ships with only 480p video shooting capability, the Android mod community over at XDA-developers have transformed the device into a 720p shooting tablet.
Developed by XDA member Hillbeast, the simple mod involves editing the media profiles located within the tablet. Surprisingly enough, the Nexus 7 hardware supports 720p shooting, Google just didn't provide the necessary tweaks on a software level. Although the results aren't spectacular, there is definitely noticeable improvement in video quality. Head on over to the XDA forum post to check out the mod for yourself.