Essential is slowly but surely adding new features and improvements to its only smartphone, PH-1. The latest enhancements come via an update to the Essential Camera app, one of the more sensitive aspects of Essential’s smartphone.
If you remember, Essential added the option to share 360 photos to the Camera app a few months ago, but the latest update makes it even easier to share pictures or videos as a Snapshot, Pano, or Tiny Planet. Moreover, Essential Phone users can turn 360 photos into short Panoramic or Tiny Planet animations.
As far as the settings go, Essential redesigned …
Google Lens is already a common feature on many high-end smartphones with Google Assistant, but earlier this month the search giant announced plans to integrate Lens to camera apps of various handsets.
Sony has just announced that it has decided to add Google Lens to the camera app on two of its smartphones: Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. With Google Lens, Sony fans who own either of the two phones will be able to find products online, copy and paste text, learn more about landmarks, add events to the calendar, as well as identify plants and animals.
In order to take advantage …
The nice folks over at HMD Global announced some months ago that the Nokia 8 will eventually receive some major camera improvements at some point. Two weeks ago, the Finnish company said an update for the high-end smartphone will be available very soon.
Apparently, the engineers at HMD needed to “overhaul the entire imaging framework” in order to implement all the new features they wanted, so it took them months to put them all together.
Google may be one of the biggest names in the tech industry, but it’s a relative newcomer when it comes to hardware. First launched in 2015, and despite the numerous availability issues they were initially met with, Google’s lineup of Pixel phones has found its way into the hearts of Android fans from all over the world. And why wouldn’t it? It is the de-facto successor of the Nexus brand, and much like it, it offers the latest, greatest, and purest of Android with longer-than-usual update lifecycles. …
Last month, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini (SM-G8850) was certified by China’s TENAA regulatory agency. The traditional photos snapped by TENAA revealed that the phone will feature a dual camera setup on back. Yes, the camera is vertically mounted, which naturally calls to mind the Apple iPhone X, especially since Samsung placed the dual setup in the same corner. Today, a video allegedly showing the Galaxy S9 Mini was disseminated by SlashLeaks, and the 12 second clip shows both the front and back of the device.
On May 22, a SpaceX rocket launch left one poor, seemingly high-end camera horribly disfigured and forever ruined. Now, NASA has shared the specifics of what happened.
Bill Ingalls, the space and aeronautics agency’s photographer, is the one who was tasked that day with capturing the launch. But even his 30 years of experience couldn’t have stopped this from happening on that fateful day.
That’s the view from Ingalls dearly departed camera, which appears to be (as you can see in the photo up top) some model of high-end Canon DSLR. Read more…