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.
HTC. Most notably is their upcoming HTC M7 flagship smartphone set to be unveiled in mid February. Who doesn't love a massive infographic to help paint the picture and tease their upcoming device? Today HTC has posted quite the long infographic showing the history of photography - as well as what that means for HTC.
HTC related chatter lately has surrounded the M7 smartphone. We have seen countless leaks including some image and some spec related. And on the more entertaining side, we have even seen HTC CEO Peter Chou lead a crowd in a chant of HTC M7. Anyway, included in those spec related rumors was the mention of the handset having a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera.
patent filings go. Sometimes we see neat things and often we see things that never see the light of day. While we cannot say whether or not Google will ever put this latest patent filing to use in the real-world, it may be one to watch. Especially for those who enjoy taking pictures on their smartphone and have been dreaming of a better flash setup.