Gundotra: Google working to make Nexus phones 'insanely great cameras'Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Google's Nexus line of smartphones are attractive to many consumers because they run a vanilla flavor of Android and, since Google sells them itself, the handsets receive the newest versions of Android faster than any other phones. Nexus phones may be known for something in addition to quick updates in the future, though, as Google's own Vic Gundotra has teased that his company is "committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras." Gundotra, who serves as Google's SVP of Engineering, was responding to a Google+ user that wanted to know when he might be able to ditch his heavy dedicated camera and use just his Nexus phone for taking photos.
Nexus phones have never been known for the quality of their cameras, although the new Nexus 4 is an improvement over the Galaxy Nexus that came before it. Still, a smartphone's camera is becoming an increasingly important feature as more and more consumers decide to shed dedicated gadgets for smartphones that can do many different things. While Gundotra's comment doesn't exactly have much in the way of real information, it is good to hear that Google wants its Nexus line to be able to take great photos. If the company succeeds, future Nexus phones could become even more attractive to consumers in the hunt for a new Android smartphone, especially if they can give those cameras a shot at a Google retail store.