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 Gundotra, made some vague comments about future Nexus phones that have us excited.
Despite massive improvements to the camera software on Nexus phones, and iterative improvements to the hardware, image quality hasn’t changed much from Nexus to Nexus. In a casual conversation over on his Google+ page today, in response to someday leaving professional cameras like DSLRs at home and carrying nothing but your Nexus for all your photography needs, Vic Gundotra says Google is working on it.
We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just you wait and see.Vic GundotraGoogle
Whether or not we see a new Nexus device this year with some sort of revolutionary technology or vastly improved camera quality is still anyone’s guess, but the fact that Google is concerned about it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Google’s placed a lot of emphasis on the new Photo Sphere mode in Jelly Bean, and has always spent time discussing the camera on Nexus devices when they are announced.
I’d love to see what Google has been working on in the camera department when they release the next Nexus phone and possibly the Motorola X Phone as well this year. Here’s to hoping “insanely great cameras” are just around the corner.