The Nexus 5 has been fairly well-received since its debut. The device was backordered just hours after it launched in the Google Play Store in October, and since then it’s been described as one of the better Android smartphones around thanks to its high-res display, quad-core processor and its $349 starting ... Read More »
The camera experience on stock Android has been subpar at best. Not even due to the mediocre/poor cameras found in Nexus devices, but really poor software. The camera app has been terrible until recently, and even now it isn’t very good. Add on poor image processing and lack of simple features such as burst mode, ... Read More »
A longtime sore spot of Android devices has been the camera. For years now, people have lamented the fact that the images produced by Android devices haven’t quite stood up to some of their competitors. Don’t get me wrong, I think that what Google did with KitKat is great. The optimizations for lower-end devices without ... Read More »
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It’s old news that Nexus devices have had less than amazing cameras. The Nexus 5 is a bit of a departure from that, with a camera that can actually take some nice shots in good conditions. It isn’t bad by any means, but it isn’t up to par with other phones like the HTC One ... Read More »
Just how important is the role software plays in making your smartphone photos look good? T-Mobile Moto X owners are finding out first-hand that it’s probably more important than you think.
Despite having a new Clear Pixel camera, which was supposed to give the Moto X an edge in photography, the Moto X is a ... Read More »
Sony’s Honami is one of those devices that you know exists, but does so in a strange place between a million leaks and an official announcement. We’ve seen system dumps and leaked pictures, but Sony has yet to truly cement its existence. Adding to the Honami’s current predicament, Sony has released a second teaser image, ... Read More »
We all know that the stock camera app is a bit lackluster. So does the CyanogenMod team. In true developer spirit, they’ve decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own camera app, Focal. Focal follows the same stock Android design language that we all know and love but adds features and ... Read More »
The camera app in stock Android is notorious for being rather lackluster. The controls can be wonky and there are very limited options. Compared to the TouchWiz and Sense camera apps, it’s simply not very good. Motorola has taken note of this, and will be using a custom camera app in the Moto X.
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In a bizarre move today, Google has snuck an updated camera user interface into the just-barely-not-stock versions of Android 4.2.2 running on the just released Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
Previously leaked as the camera UI to be released with Android 4.3, Google decided they didn’t need to wait ... Read More »
If you ever doubted Google’s commitment to improving the quality of smartphone cameras, doubt no more. Executives are usually careful to dance around wording when it comes to future products, going out of their way to avoid the subject, but in a conversation on Google+ today about photography, Senior VP of Engineering at Google, Vic ... Read More »