Monday 18 February 2013

Google Exec teases 'insanely great cameras' in upcoming Nexus devices!

   There's not always a great deal going on in the tech world on the weekends, so little in fact that there's rarely any news to post, but yesterday Google's Senior VP of Engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra, decided to buck that trend. He popped up on a Google+ post discussing the quality of the camera modules on Nexus devices.

   As you know the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was a little behind the times when it launched with a 5MP camera in 2011, which was up against the 8MP shooters in the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S2. So in 2012 Nexus devices finally caught up, when the Nexus 4 arrived with a solid 8MP camera.

   It seems that quite a few people have noticed this too and one Google+ commenter posed this question to Vic Gundotra, both question and reply are embedded below:

   As you can see Gundotra has promised 'insanely great cameras' in Nexus phones which is quite an exciting prospect. To be fair to Google they have been putting a fair bit of work into the camera technology in Android devices. It started way back with the release of Android 4.0 ICS, which featured a totally redesigned camera interface, which was much more slick and usable. As recently as Jelly Bean we've seen features such as Photo Sphere popping up and we now have almost instant picture taking (check out the amount of pictures the Sony Xperia Z can take in 68 seconds!),  so with a great new sensor and a bit more work Android will be a really great photography platform and projects like Samsung Galaxy Camera won't hurt at all!

   Now we're not expecting Nokia 808 PureView quality here, but it's exciting to get even the brief-est teaser that Google is working on something exciting for the next release of Android! What are you expecting to see in this year's Nexus? 13MP camera or should we expect something more? Let us know in the comments below!
Via AndroidCentral.


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