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OPPO phone to use DigitalOptics MEMS camera, not Nexus 5

Reports earlier in the month suggested the Nexus 5 would arrive with a MEMS camera and Lytro-like features. That report was later debunked and things settled in with details about how the Nexus 5 would have a Sony IMX179 sensor. Specifically, an 8 megapixel camera. But just in case there was any doubt left, the folks at DigitalOptics Corporation have shared some news this morning.

Moto X camera update heading to US Cellular this month

A software update for the Moto X has been making the carrier rounds. This is the update that brings fixes for the camera and touchless controls and so far it has hit three of the big four US carriers. AT&T was the most recent of the three with the update arriving just last week. We are still waiting on word from Verizon Wireless, however a recent leak is suggesting US Cellular will be rolling the update out soon.

AT&T Moto X camera and touchless control update arriving today

AT&T Moto X users have an update that will begin rolling out as of today. This is a similar update to what we saw arriving for T-Mobile Moto X users back in September. Or in other words, AT&T Moto X users are getting an update that brings improvements for the camera and touchless controls. Users can sit back and wait for the notification to arrive, or head into the settings and grab it now.

LG talks optical image stabilization in latest G2 video

LG has posted the latest promo video for the G2 smartphone and this time around the talk deals with the camera. Specifically, dealing with one feature that makes the LG G2 camera stand apart from other Android handsets. That feature is optical image stabilization (OIS) and LG has opted to show how this works using a chicken.

Google+ RAW to JPEG image conversions improved

Google has been steadily improving the image experience for Google+ users over time. These changes have come in the form of features called Auto Awesome and have touched on the desktop and mobile sides. As of today however, it looks like Google has some good news for those shooting in RAW -- improved RAW to JPEG conversions.

Ex-Googler launches NOVA, a wireless flash for smartphone photography

One of the biggest problems with photography on our smartphones is low light situations and using the flash. Mainly because it sits right next to the shutter and usually washes out colors and ruins any decent shot. Even Apple's new iPhone 5s tried to combat this with two different flash colors to try and improve the situation. Today though we have a different approach from an Ex-Googler looking to provide a wireless off-camera flash for our smartphones.

AT&T Moto X up next for software and camera update

Earlier this week the Moto X over on T-Mobile received an update that dramatically improved the camera, as well as some of the hands-free controls, and now the customizable model on AT&T is reportedly getting it soon. As we've seen in the past, Motorola has just started sending soak test invites out for an update for the AT&T Moto X.