Vic Gundotra: Future Nexus smartphones will have “insanely great cameras”

February 18, 2013
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Vic Gundotra recently took to Google+ in a effort to get some advice on which camera he should take on his trip to the mountains. He mentioned that he would "obviously" be taking his Android phone and 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.

Mixed in with the comment stream of his Google+ posting was a statement that could have easily gone unanswered. A commenter mentioned how he hoped they would be able to someday just carry a Nexus and not have to worry about the heavy cameras. While we will not spend all that much time on the Nexus camera, we will say that the Nexus line has never really been known to take exceptional pictures.

The nice part here, that comment was replied to and came with some hope for those who consider themselves smartphone photographers. While there are no real specifics, Gundotra said that they are "committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras." And if that was not enough of a teaser, he followed that up with "just wait and see."

These comments come at a time when we are beginning to look towards Google I/O and beginning to chat about what we may see announced. The key here -- will this "committed" comment mean some good news for I/O 2013, or will this end up being something that happens later in the year, or even during I/O 2014. That part obviously cannot be answered right now, however we are hoping to see something come this year.

[via phoneArena]


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  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

    about bloody time. This was by far the weakest link of the Galaxy Nexus, and my only real complaint (battery life and TI processor aside) lol

    so yea, gg Google

    • Bawse

      +1

  • dudeness

    Now if they installed a Lytro camera, it would be “insanely great”! That would be Google showing everyone what innovation is all about.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      That’s what dreams are for.

  • Noel

    Those comments lead me to two OEMs for the next Nexus (Nexus 5),…it will likely be Sony or HTC. I say Sony cuz of its long standing in Camera tech space and HTC for its new camera tech partnered with Canon. But let’s just wait and see how things shake out with the new Nexus.

  • Kingu Prima

    More rumors well posted the last week about the upcoming Nexus 5 which
    could be presented and released during next Google I/O in May, and this
    is when they are thought to be revealing the next Nexus handset and OS Key Lime Pie.

    So do you think that Xphone is the codename for the upcoming Nexus !!??

  • Andy Corps

    Can anyone give a reason why the camera lens on the backs of phones are in the position they are and not in a more natural camera lens position, more centered on the back?