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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Even Google executives advise against using Android for photography

Google's former senior social vice president, Vic Gundotra, has said that Android phones are literally years behind the iPhone when it comes to photography and that it's the fault of Android. This is a high-level battle, especially if we remember the words in August last year of Steve Wozniak, in which he claimed he preferred to have an Android phone to an iPhone .

The Indian manager began praising the quality of the iPhone 7 Plus camera in a Facebook post .

"The end of the DSLR for most people has already arrived. I left my professional camera at home and took these shots at dinner with my iPhone 7 using computer photography (portrait mode as Apple calls it). Hard not to call these results (in a restaurant, taken on a mobile phone without flash) impressive. Good job Apple . "

But it went further and was dispatched at ease ...

In response to a comment suggesting that the Samsung S8 camera was even better, it was discovered that Gundotra did not agree. He said that not only was Apple ahead of Samsung, but Android was to blame .

I would never use an Android phone for photos!

"Here's the problem: it's Android. Android is an open source operating system (mostly) that has to be neutral for all parties. This sounds good until you get into the details. Ever wondered why a Samsung phone has a confusing and bewildering array of photo options? Should I use the Samsung camera? Or the Android camera? Samsung Gallery or Google Photos? "

"It's because when Samsung innovates with the underlying hardware (such as a better camera) they have to convince Google to allow the innovation to be applied to other applications through the appropriate API. That can take YEARS . "

"Also the biggest innovation is not even at the hardware level, it's happening at the level of computer photography. (Google was pounding this 5 years ago, which uses AI techniques to automatically eliminate wrinkles, teeth whitening, adding bullets, etc ... but recently Google has fallen) . "

"Apple does not have all these limitations. They innovate on the underlying hardware, and simply have to update the software with their latest innovations (like portrait mode) and send it . "

" Conclusion: If you really care about great photography, you have an iPhone. If you do not mind being a few years back, buy an Android . "

"This issue, which Google takes an early advantage and then is surpassed by Apple, seems to be happening again in another area related to the camera: augmented reality. Google first arrived with Tango, a research project whose functionality was first seen on a Lenovo phone late last year, before Apple announced ARKit. Apple aims to have a lot of AR applications available for the iPhone 8 launch, and we've already seen a whole range of applications, useful and entertaining . "

But not always Gundotra has been so generous with Apple, although it is obvious that the reality and the evidences have imposed themselves .

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