Was this flawless Photo Sphere panorama taken with a Google Nexus 4 on a tripod?
4. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Big deal or not, Google should apologize on this.
We all know the Nokia OIS fiasco. Conceptually Nokia also had a defending statement, because they never claimed that the footage was taken by L920, still they apologized.
Google should take that as example and release a small apology. That's all they need.
9. MeoCao (unregistered)
Your should know that an advertisement is generally different from the actual thing. Turn on your TV and you see it in almost all ads.
12. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
A small apology won't hurt. It's not like they totally clean, they showed a lady taking this pic, while real job was done by a tripod.
Tell me if I'm wrong.
14. MeoCao (unregistered)
I saw an ads yesterday, a boy drank some kind of milk and he grew 10cm something in an instant.
Do you think the milk producer should apologize too?
I saw a TOYOTA in an ads which looked glossy and decidedly different from the same TOYOTAs on the streets. Should TOYOTA apologize?
18. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I'm just talking about what you're arguing Wendy with.
You are biased towards Google and Android.
20. MeoCao (unregistered)
May be, so you should point out what the bias is :)
28. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
mate just forget trying to be reasonable. people on here show there true colours
basically its ok for google to do anything but if another company do or have done similar its a disgrace. google is the new apple to these android fanboys like MeoCao.
as for the tripod thing, google should clear this up and apologise. they could have stated ''tripod used'' but didnt so there misleading everyone just like nokia had even if it was unintentional.
40. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1239; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
My only question: where's the shadow of the cameramen and producers that were shooting this commercial?
To be honest, even when Nokia had the whole "not taken with an actual Lumia 920", I didn't really care. I mean if you really think advertisements showcase a reality then you need to wake up. They are all just doing something to get your attention and make you think that if you buy said product you will achieve such results. It's up to the consumers to do their research and go test the product to see if it really does what it claims to. Neither the Nokia ad nor the Google ad fall under false advertisement because neither came out and said if you buy this product this is what you will get. Instead, they both used marketing schemes to make the consumers BELIEVE that if you buy this product this is what you could get but they never actually SAY this is the exact results you will achieve.
Have you guys never seen a pharmaceutical drug commercial where they make it seem as if you take a certain drug for rheumatoid arthritis you will be this happy-go-lucky person free of pain or if you take a drug like Cialis then your sex life is somehow magically better?
45. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Google aint Nokia so they shouldnt apologize for anything! They are a legit company and most of your computing prowess is based on the tech developed by Google...your basic search for infinite knowledge couldnt have been quenched if it werent for google...so show some respect its highly due mate
46. apoorv.chincholkar (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)
Hey tough guy internet warrior. Yes you. Stop being a troll.
Let's put a face on this tough guy internet warrior.
Moderate your posts, please.
5. MeoCao (unregistered)
Right, it's doesn't matter.
It would have difference if Google claimed this is "SAMPLE" taken by N4.
Nokia got a lot of heat b-c the L920 "samples" were in fact taken by a DSLR.
11. wendygarett (unregistered)
At least Nokia apologies for faking it LOL
15. MeoCao (unregistered)
haha, NOKIA lied, they showed the "SAMPLES" and samples mean to be real.
ads do not mean real generally.
16. wendygarett (unregistered)
that also an ads bro LOL
but hey, google removed the video... probably a sign to apologies LOL
19. MeoCao (unregistered)
Did you follow the Nokia case? It was not an ad, it was samples. Nokia also had many L920 night photo "samples" which were in fact taken by a DSLR.
32. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Hahahahaha..... You my friend should get the award of 'Times fool of year' . First of all nokia never claimed that OIS shot were taken by Lumia 920. They were showing some samples, and in that samples OIS effect video was also there, but it was blunder by marketing team that failed to mentioned that videos were to show the result of OIS effect, and that it was not the real deal, and it was mistake by all the tech sites mentioning that the video was from Lumia 920 without first confirming the same from Nokia, and to hide their shortcomings they began to blame Nokia for misleading people. Whereas Nokia Never claimed those videos were from Lumia 920. Even after that Nokia apologised for that mistake...............and if you have seen real videos from Nokia Lumia 920, which shows OIS effect then you might have seen that Lumia 920's real camera samples are really very good, and it does what it says. So please stop making more fool of yourself by defending google, because mistake is mistake, and they should atleast clarify it, if not apologize............. Worshipping one company and brand is not going to take you anywhere, so please your brain and be rational, don't just be a stupid fanboy..............
33. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Ooops, in the end I wanted to say please use your brain. But this autocorrect has now started to eat the words also..... :)
21. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Haha true. Fanboys going wild, they see every other platform/OS glowing with red color. Motto is, 'We are always true'.
Gimme a break.
24. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
lol google not faking this, because this taken using N4, not using DSLR
using tripod or not is optional.
17. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Yes, Its an ad and not a "Sample".. Nothing wrong in it..
13. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)
No big deal. I was too eager to buy Nexus 4 because of android 4.2 and it's features like photosphere but had to compromise on low space, mediocre camera and lack of lte. But then I saw a Galaxy Note 2 video on youtube which had a custom rom showing the same photosphere feature with better quality. My doubts have been cleared. Note 2 it is.
2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Whether the Photo Sphere image was taken with a Google Nexus 4 on a tripod or not, it doesn't really matter. At least google is showing off a revolutionary new feature may it bring good images or not..
8. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
If only people could be so inteligent at time the OIS fiasco happened...
Anyway, an example such as this is good of displaying the concept. For actual performance, we are waiting for real photosphere captures!
43. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
I have photosphere on my Galaxy Nexus. From my personal experience I don't see the tripod as being a big deal. The real challenge in photosphere shots has to do with the action around you. People, for example, are usually moving and not standing around like mannequins, so I can see seam areas between some of the shots. Don't get me wrong, it does an amazing job and I love the results I get, but no, it's not 100% perfect in real-world use.
34. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
" At least
google is showing off a revolutionary new
feature may it bring good images or not.."
Well miss this revolutionary new feature was already available on WP7 in the form of 'photosynth'........... So nothing new here, in fact you should check photosynth, it does better job than this........
3. whencatsruletheworld (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Tripod or not, it was taken with a Nexus 4. Unlike Nokia who misled their customer by using a DSLR.
6. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
No proof that it's even taken with N4.
I'm kidding of course, when a little doubt creeps in, you can assume every possible conspiracy, no?
This is like deja vu... same happened with the 920 but later they proved their ability. I hope google should do the same, show some real world examples!
7. whencatsruletheworld (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Yeah i guess so. Lets all wait for real world examples! (Y)