Google+ is the best source for Android news and, if you follow the rights persons, then you will get the latest insights from Google. Vic Gundotra, Google Senior VP of Engineering, replied to a question regarding the quality of the Nexus phone cameras telling everyone that all the future Nexus phones will sport better and better cameras with every single device that Google will launch.
Nexus 4 camera is great and it is great improvement from the previous Galaxy Nexus one, but it still lacks some other features and functions. If Google steps up their game and decides to tweak and improve the camera for the Nexus smartphones, then we won’t have to carry around any other big cameras. However, smartphone cameras won’t ever replace the DSLR and all the other professional machines, but one can only hope that eventually our phones will become the first thing to go to when it comes to capturing the best moments of our lives.
Since one of the highest ranking Googler stated that the next Nexus phones will come with ‘insanely great’ cameras, then there is hope and truth behind such statements. If you were to compare the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus cameras, then you will notice that the new one comes with tons of new tweaks in terms of quality, and if you consider the PhotoSphere function released with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, then you’re left to wonder what will Google add in their next device in terms of both, hardware and photo processing software.
A new Nexus device should be out this year if Google continues their tradition and releases one smartphone per year. We will only know for sure that Gundotra spoke the truth when the device will be in our hands. ‘Insanely great cameras’ might apply even for the Motorola X Phone which might be released this year, also.
So, before the ‘insanely great cameras’ thing happens, we will just have to wait and see.