Google’s future ranges of Nexus devices will have “insanely great cameras”, according to a Google+ posting by a senior Google executive.
Vic Gundotra, head of Google+, was fielding questions about his photography habits on his Google+ page. One question was in regards to the Nexus device’s image capturing capabilities, with one man hoping to be able to ditch his dedicated camera altogether in favour of a souped-up smartphone snapper, to which Gundotra replied, “We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just you wait and see.”
Though Google’s Nexus phone and tablet ranges have proved remarkably popular, they’ve still only managed to include passable camera tech (with the camera in the otherwise-superb LG Nexus 4 being one of its few merely average features).
With every smartphone worth its salt now a quad-core monster, it seems that the fight is moving away from processors and towards camera capabilities. HTC’s One handset, expected to launch today, has been teased as offering “ultra-pixel” still shots and new ZOE camera tech (neither of which we’re entirely sure of what they mean), and it seems Google is ready to stand its ground in this new arena too.
By Gerald Lynch | February 19th, 2013