By Stephen Schenck | February 18, 2013 5:02 PM
Smartphone cameras have come a long way over the past several years, but despite awe-inspiring models like Nokia’s 808 PureView, there’s still a lot of work left to be done. In a recent Google+ post, Google’s Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering, was musing about whether or not he should bring his DSLR along on a trip, and the ensuing conversation got him talking about the future of imaging tech in Nexus phones.
Responding to a comment about the desire to see smartphones taking DSLR-quality shots, Gundotra responded, “we are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just you wait and see.”
Now, we’re not about to read that as the official party line that cameras are a priority, as we’d assume that Google in general would like to see every part of its Nexus models be superior-quality components, but it’s nonetheless nice to know that its execs are at least thinking about cameras. Once Google’s influence over Motorola starts showing, we’ll have to pay special attention to see just what kind of focus is placed on the imaging systems of those future models.