Samsung Orb coming to Samsung Galaxy S IV for 360 degree photos?

Samsung Orb coming to Samsung Galaxy S IV for 360 degree photos?
A software engineer who claims to be working on the Samsung Galaxy S IV is singing like a canary and has revealed a new feature called the Samsung Orb. Similar to the panoramic photographs available with the Photosphere feature on Android 4.2, the Samsung Orb allows the camera on the next Android flagship model to take 360 degree pictures that  provide "an almost three-dimensional viewing experience."

The Samsung Orb is said to take 360 degree panoramic pictures

The Samsung Orb is said to take 360 degree panoramic pictures

These days, what good is a picture without being able to share it on your social networking sites? To that end, Sammy is working with Facebook on a way to share images from Samsung Orb. The beauty of the feature is that you don't have to be Mathew Brady to work the camera. All you need to do is follow the instructions to move the phone up and down, left and right. The anonymous engineer says that the pictures from the Orb feature turn out "even better than Photo Sphere, courtesy of the S4′s amazing camera." If the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S IV is to be called "amazing," it had better turn out pictures sharper than the ones we saw that allegedly came from a test of the phone's camera.

The engineer says that the Orb feature is still in beta, despite the proximity to the rumored March 14th introduction date for the device. He also noted that if Orb isn't ready in time for the launch of the phone, the feature will be added later via a software update shortly after the handset hits the market. The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected to have a 13MP sensor.

source: AndroidGeeks via AndroidCentral

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38 Comments

1. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Galaxy SIV gonna crush all competition. Soon, it will be only apple and samsung. HTC has junk batteries, windows phone is terrible.Blackberry? LOL

2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

in your dreams... sony and nokia rocks

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

↑ must be high

12. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Sony may rock but nokia wont

9. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I agree. The galaxy s4 will indeed crush all competition.

13. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

i Agree Samsung will change the Smartphone exsperience but come on don't bash other phones

24. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Lol if this is Sammy's idea of innovation, then they are headed down the path like apple....it's called jelly bean 4.2 ...not particularly new Sammy....

3. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

i really want to see that phone now... can u move it on March 1? haha :D my eyes are on HTC One at this moment and dubbed it as the best android smartphone in the market..

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

If I was to choose a phone TODAY.. the gnote 2 or the gs3 over the htc one. Just wasnt that impressive.

6. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I'd pick Xperia Z over any other phone, even if the GS4 comes out.

29. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

then pick it up :D its ur choice but HTC One is smarter than XZ atliz in ds cases> screen, UI, audio quality, look, maybe the camera(well we are yet to see comparisons, so just "maybe"), processor

7. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Sadly true, sucks for HTC. Everybody in the market for a new phone will be suggested the Note2 or the S3, i5 if the buyer wanted a small phone.

28. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

i myself is thinking of the note2 rather than htc One coz im still after touchwiz and the spen and reliable camera.. the videos taken by gs3 and note2 are of d best quality right now.. the images are not the best but theyr one of the best :D

8. harshithh

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

i still feel sony is best in terms of quality,display ,camera and audio!!!atleast for me!!!love u sony!!!

10. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Bollocks... Like that's something new? It's Sphere and it's in ther Android camera. And HTC One takes 360 photos as well as far as I know.

11. caustictoast

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

So photospheres? Not exactly new on my Nexus 4.

33. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Rebranded software. Just like android beam was to s beam.

14. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

is tht innovation? seems to me tht its just a case of brandin differently. not so much difference btw samsung and apple now

18. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

did samsung ever said that's an innovation like apple did with their product??

20. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

they did tht with smart stay and if not why rebrand it

21. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I don't know about you but smart stay is one of my favourite features along with the camera and multi window on my galaxy s3. I love smart stay so much that I got it on my nexus 7 as well. So its a great feature for me better innovation than apple IMO! However I did say my next phone will be a Nexus or the Motorola X phone.

25. SleepingOz unregistered

Don't mind him, dude. He's just feeling the heat..

30. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

u havnt seen the whole feature yet.. samsung claimed it to be more advanced than the photosphere, so lets just wait if it really does, and when it doesnt hen thats d ryt time to call it w/o innovation

15. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I have an s3 and i hope it receives the update...

22. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Well it will get photosphere when its gets updated to 4.2 it it gets updated that is!

38. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

according to the leaked rom it's not getting photosphere :(

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

you better watch out to Nokia EOS 41MP............!!!

17. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

so what??

23. SleepingOz unregistered

41mp won't be enough.. =]

26. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Nokia +windows = never a threat

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