patents and they aren't slowing down anytime soon, even if a few of those patents are for odd features we might never see in a smartphone. That or Google is taking the way Google Now works to other aspects of our devices. This new patent has our cameras checking GPS and local weather to enable optimal settings for the perfect photo-taking experience.
NVIDIA unveiled their new Tegra 4 quad-core mobile processor. Along with it comes tons of brand new and exciting camera features they're calling Chimera. Slated as the "World's first mobile computational photography architecture." One of the awesome new features we can expect on Tegra smartphones and tablets is their always on HDR (high dynamic range) photography and video option. Check it out below.
Samsung is going to be unveiling "The Next Galaxy" in the not to distant future and while we have seen plenty of spec related rumors up until this point in time, it seems they are not going to die down before the announcement. Of course, these details are all being mixed in with some official teasers from Samsung. Anyway, the latest Samsung related information is coming by way of a few patent filings.
One smartphone announced late last month certainly is impressive. While the hardware is great HTC added plenty to the software side to help improve their offering. Things like Blinkfeed, an Ultrapixel camera, and Zoe to name a few. While we've already confirmed HTC Sense 5 will hit the One X and a few others, HTC also looks to bring the features above to more devices.
Galaxy S IV smartphone is still somewhat of a mystery, but some new rumors are floating around that the company will have their own version of Google's Photo Sphere. Instead of just taking a panorama photo, why not take a complete 360 degree view from all directions. Photo Sphere might not be perfect, but it's one of our favorite features of Android Jelly Bean.
Microsoft, and Apple. For those not following along at home Microsoft holds multiple key patents and has inked deals with just about everyone in the Android tablet and smartphone market for royalties. Now that Nikon has an Android camera, they're also getting thrown in the Microsoft coin jar.
HTC made a daring move with their brand new flagship smartphone the HTC One. They introduced it with only a 4 megapixel camera. At first you might be thinking they're crazy when others all offer 8MP, and new devices are rocking 13MP cameras and beyond. However with cameras, especially smartphones, it isn't the quantity that counts -- it's the quality. The term 'ultrapixel' is just their way of saying that the quality of the sensor beats the rest with big numbers.
Samsung has had a cellular connected Galaxy Camera available, they have just today unveiled a second model. This latest model keeps the same features, however there is one key difference -- this latest is Wi-Fi only. The camera is dubbed the Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi) and will arrive running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Google Glass but was looking for suggestions on whether he should take his DSLR. While we are sure the camera geeks may have a bit more interest in the DSLR details, what attracted our eye was the mention of the Nexus camera.
Samsung Galaxy S IV. Yes this means the smartphone is out and in the wild being used by a few lucky Samsung employees, but certainly doesn't give us any other details. They aren't pretty but are worth the quick mention.