Almost a month ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, we were the ones to exclusively tell you about the Samsung Orb camera feature that the South Korea-based company prepared for their smartphone, after we got in touch with one of Samsung’s software engineers who told us about the Photo Sphere-like function.
At the time we wrote about Orb for the first time, our source told us that the work for new camera feature was not completed and that it will only be included on the new Samsung Galaxy S4 only if it came out of beta. Even though we all watched the Samsung Unpacked event and hoped for the the Orb to be presented along with the other new camera features of the Galaxy S4, but it didn’t happened.
Anyway, it was only yesterday when we saw the folks at Sammobile reporting that that the Orb was delayed until the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update. In an attempt to see whether the 360 degree panorama mode will be available on the new smartphones of the South Korea-based company we started to ask questions here and there.
Fortunately, we managed to get in touch with the same software engineer that initially told us about the Orb, and he confirmed for us that will arrive synchronized with the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update. Moreover, he has told us that Samsung will name the new technology S Orb. Yes, the South Koreans like to put S in front of everything.
The S Orb will hit the first Samsung devices synchronized with the debut of the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the candidates. The first Samsung terminal that will receive the S Orb will be the Galaxy Note 3, the company’s first smartphone to run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out of the box.
So far, LG’s new Optimus G Pro is the world’s first smartphone outside the Nexus line-up to feature Photo Sphere-like technology, and Samsung have serious plans to fight back at their rivals.
The Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update will reportedly bring a new version of Samsung’s proprietary user interface, the popular TouchWiz, and we are eager to see what new features the South Koreans will include on the new UI.
In other words, don’t expect the S Orb to hit the Samsung devices sooner than the Galaxy Note 3 release date. Are you looking forward to have the new feature on your Samsung devices? Please let us know in the comments section below.