by Stephen Schenck | March 4, 2016 10:16 AM
If there's one phone component OnePlus devs like to work on, it's cameras. Just look at the software updates we've seen land already this year: back in January the OnePlus X saw the arrival of an OxygenOS update that delivered a new manual camera mode, and then in February we got an update fixing a bug with image corruption. Today we're turning our attention to the OnePlus 2 instead, as the manufacturer comes out with a new OxygenOS 2.2.1 release, and wouldn't you know it, but we've got some more camera features on board. Not only does OxygenOS 2.2.1 bring the OnePlus 2 the same ...
by Stephen Schenck | April 30, 2015 1:13 PM
Picking up the HTC One M9, we had such high hopes for the phone's camera. HTC has really been trying to find a way to shine with its smartphone imaging, and while some of those efforts have come up short of our expectations, we couldn't fault the company for trying. So when the One M9 rolled in with its 20MP sensor, our optimism ran high. As we put the phone through its paces during our review period, it soon became clear that this wasn't quite the camera we'd been hoping for. The nice thing about smartphones, though, is that software plays such a large role in how things operate that even ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 18, 2013 10:59 AM
Smartphone users have been demanding more and more from their handsets' cameras, and this past year we've seen a bunch of manufacturers make varying degrees of efforts to comply, bringing us hardware with larger sensors and optical stabilization. Last week, we saw Nokia deliver an update to support RAW camera output, bypassing any lossy compression in order to preserve as much quality as possible. Today, our attention switches over to Android, as we check out some source changes that reveal a big camera API overhaul, including its own RAW support. The changes first showed up in the source ...
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