Vic Gundotra, Senior VP of Google Engineering Promises Kickass Camera on Next Nexus Phone
One may praise a Nexus phone for how quick it receives Android updates, for its cute design or low price, but the camera is one of the aspects that nobody mentions. Why? Because the camera on the HTC One was bad, the Nexus S was just a bit better and the Galaxy Nexus was worse. Finally, the Nexus 4 was reviewed by us and we found its camera to be disappointing as well. Google wants the next Nexus phone to have a great camera, according to one of its officials.
Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering is saying that the search engine giant is “committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras”. Usually Apple uses such terms when describing its products, but we’ll let Google borrow their terms for once. Once I see such a statement I can’t help but think they’ll commission the next Nexus phone to Sony, since they make some pretty good cameras. HTC and LG don’t stand out camera-wise, while Samsung makes pretty good cameras, but I can’t see them making THE camera that Vic Gundotra is talking about.
Motorola may be lurking in the shadows and making such a kickass camera, although that would be a big surprise. After playing with the Nexus 4, here are some of the things I want from the 2013 Google Nexus 5 phone: flawless focus, great exposure, 1080p 60 fps video capture, new camera UI (Android 4.2’s interface sucks, to be honest), better stabilization and better low light behaviour.