OPPO N1 was announced back in September and while the availability is expected to begin in early-December, it looks like some lucky users may be able to get their hands on one a bit ahead of schedule. OPPO has launched a 'pioneer' program and will be offering the N1 to a select group of users. Those users will be able to purchase the handset at a discounted price, however they will need to do some work after the N1 arrives in their hands.
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.
Android-Revolution-HD has posted some shots they say are the new HTC Sense 5.5, and offer us a glimpse at what may be coming. A native ability to turn Blinkfeed off will entice many, but there are also some camera tweaks to make the HTC skin more attractive to customers.
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.
Samsung announces they’ve enhanced their camera for mobile devices. Keeping with the 13MP sweet spot, Samsung touts an improved OIS, better low light performance, and overall improved performance. Currently a prototype, Samsung plans to start production in the first half of 2014.
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.
over the weekend. These files brought talk of Android 4.4 Kit Kat and build KRS74H and after some digging, they appear to be turning up some details on the yet-to-be announced Nexus 5. Those files were initially revealed by Myce, however AndroidWorld.it seems to have done a solid job of tearing those files apart.
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+ 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.
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.