Over the weekend users of the Google Photos app may have noticed they had a new card showing up in the Assistant portion of the app alerting them to a new feature. The card indicates users can add a shortcut to “Jump from Camera to Google Photos” and it does just what it says, which is to provide a quick way for users to jump from their camera app over to the Google Photos app. Read more
In an earlier leak regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, word surfaced that Samsung was pulling back on the megapixel count for the rear-facing camera. Where the Galaxy S6 devices had a 16MP camera, the new devices working their way to market are supposedly getting 12MP cameras. That rumor seems to have been confirmed by a new listing in the AnTuTu benchmark database for a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that lists the device with a 12MP camera. Read more
One of the best things about a Nexus is the simplicity of it. Everything is stripped down to the basics. For example, the camera app doesn’t offer too many special features and just focuses on making it easy for users to point and shoot.
If you’ve been playing with a Nexus 5X and third-party camera apps, you may have noticed some of them are shooting photos upside down. Weird, right? Well, it turns out it’s a pretty rare issue caused by how Google had to mount the camera sensor in the Nexus 5X to make everything fit. Read more
New reports coming out of South Korea indicate Samsung is in the process of shutting down their digital camera line of business. The move appears to include both the portions of the business unit that produce products like the Samsung NX1 smart camera as well as the parts that produce sensors like the APS-C hybrid sensor used in the Samsung NX500. Sources indicate the personnel are being moved to other divisions like medical devices or the smartphone division. Read more
EyeEm is a photo taking app in which users can make a name for themselves by editing their photos to perfection.
Just this week we discovered rumors stating that Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 flagship may launch ahead of when it normally does. Today, judging for a PDF document, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 may sport an upgraded 20MP camera.
We’re all waiting on BlackBerry’s last-ditch effort at the smartphone market to actually become available, but until then we’re just going to have to work with leaks and rumors about what the company is planning to do with their QWERTY slider phone. Read more
Since Google officially announced the Nexus 6P yesterday, potential buyers have been trying to decide whether the device makes sense to them. One piece of hardware that gets a lot of attention in any smartphone buying decision is the camera considering how popular mobile device photography has become thanks to social media. The Nexus 6P includes a 12.3MP rear camera, which may sound low, but Google and Huawei packed in some features to help grab good photos. This includes larger sensors inside the lens along with laser autofocus, LED flash, and HDR+. According to DxOMark, the results of their testing place the Nexus 6P near the top of the charts, just trailing the Sony Xperia Z5 and the Samsung S6 Edge. Read more
ZTE is having a good year so far especially in the states. Recently, an unknown ZTE handset got its certification from TENAA. Oddly enough, the handset appears to have no rear-facing camera.