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See the first 360-degree panoramas taken with Android 4.2

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See the first 360-degree panoramas taken with Android 4.2
See the first 360-degree panoramas taken with Android 4.2
One of the cool new features that Google is introducing with Android 4.2 is the ability to take 360-degree photos straight from the stock camera application. In a nutshell, the smartphone or tablet's camera keeps on shooting images while the user pans about with their device, and then the individual photos are stitched together, thus one seamless (okay, mostly seamless) composite photograph is created.

And now that the platform and the first devices running it – the LG Nexus 4 and the Google Nexus 10 tablet, are official, the first 360-degree panoramas are already here. They have been pinned on Google Maps for the world to see, and you can check them out by following the link below. What do you think of this new feature in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?

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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:59 3

1. nwright94 (unregistered)


Been using this awhile with photosynth, glad to see it integrated into an os.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 00:50 1

16. Lboogey6 (Posts: 245; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


what app is that

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:00 3

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Cool!

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:17 3

3. Sakeem (Posts: 130; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Nice. Can't wait to try this out.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:47 1

4. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


hell yeah!

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:15 6

5. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


This is a really cool feature. Nice pics too. You can just whirl around and take pics. The huge black void where the image is not captured is a bit creepy though.
How long till Apple steals this?

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:52 9

7. Googlethis (Posts: 168; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


"IOS 7 now includes Circle shot the worlds first and best 360 camara techonology" patented and owned by apple all other companies copy them lol. there just wrote the add for them. (sarcasm) they will steal it patent it call it theres and then go after all the other companies that have android 4.2 or what ever android is on by the time apple steals it.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 22:18

11. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 154; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


360 Panorama was an app that came out a loooong time ago. So Google really didn't invent this concept at all.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:23

13. TheMan (Posts: 346; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


So, true, zibby, although it's nice that "street view for your android" is integrated into the software.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 01:34 2

17. Googlethis (Posts: 168; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


point being that once apple actually integrates it into there phone software they will claim that it was theres from the start if not that they will patent it and then use that patent to attack rival companies.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 22:17 2

10. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


Apple has had Panorama for over a month now (although it only goes 270° I believe), and many apps have had it before Google. Does that make Google the one that stole it? Nope. It is just something that will become standard. Now quit being a troll.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:33 3

14. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


true, and google just made it a million times better

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:42 1

15. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


Actually, Google's implementation is about the same as a few apps I have seen. It is better than iOS's, but I'm not sure if the stitching will be as good as iOS's (it does an incredible job at that). I guess we will see when 4.2 is released.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:24 2

6. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Excellent feature, wish Nokia would have done this with the 808.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:43 1

8. Brewski (Posts: 109; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


I had this 2 1/2 years ago with my Droid X... What else can 4.2 do?

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 20:47 2

9. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


This makes it part of the OS so it's on every Android running 4.2. They are just making things stock with Android therefore OEM have less reasons to add their own UI to make changes to Android OS and thus making it easy for faster updates and the like. I love how Android just keeps adding things that make it easier and more accessible. Google is really a company of forward thinking folks who only care to make things happen, reminds me of people who just like to learn and never quit.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:14

20. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Calm down, getting bored with people holding Google up as this caring almighty presence, google are no differant fro others yet what google are praised for others like microsoft get slated by android users

Besides what you said is what apple have been doing for years taking existing features and implementing them as standard.......calm down with the fanboy levels of praising

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:13

12. mydi.maus (unregistered)


NEW nexus w/jelly bean.whats next?pork bean?...lumia 920 will squash that..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 01:44

18. Googlethis (Posts: 168; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


this might be usefull for some one but the only usefullness i see out of it is to amuse myself at work. spinning in around in a chair on wheels is usually not to amusing until you fall off.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 03:52 2

19. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


So awesome, love google, love android.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:17

21. xtremesv (Posts: 180; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Next year when Apple releases iOS 7 they will introduce AroundMe® Panorama, a revolutionary way of taking amazing 360° photos. The worst part is that people would actually buy it.

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