Google has had success in selling its Nexus line of smartphones and tablets. Google’s head of Google+, Vic Gundotra, recently posted a statement on his Google+ page that future Google Nexus devices would have “insanely great cameras.” The statement about insanely great cameras came in response to a question posted by a reader of the page.
The Google exec was talking about what camera equipment to take on a trip other than his Android smartphone and a prototype Google Glass unit. The commenter on the page mentioned something about being able to only take Nexus devices on trips in the future rather than camera gear. Gundotra replied, “We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just you wait and see.”
The camera hardware in the Nexus 4 isn’t the best according to many users. That particular device has an eight-megapixel digital camera that is decent enough, but not outstanding. Going by Gundotra’s comment, it sounds as if making outstanding cameras for future smartphones is a major goal for Google.
It would certainly be nice to see Google make good on its promise of a smartphone with the camera so good you won’t need to take camera equipment with you. This goal is something that many smartphone manufacturers have been working towards for years and most people still take a digital camera with them if image quality is paramount.