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The Verge takes a closer look at the OnePlus 5’s camera and some early prototype designs

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Today is just one day away from OnePlus' announcement, and everyone is eagerly anticipating the final reveal of the company's latest flagship. While we while away the last 24 hours in anticipation of the OnePlus 5 launch event, the fine folks over at The Verge were able to get an exclusive with the company about the new camera setup in the upcoming phone. The article explains a lot of the design decisions that had to be made and demonstrates how OnePlus iterated upon different configurations.

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The Verge takes a closer look at the OnePlus 5's camera and some early prototype designs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O feature spotlight: Camera app updated to v4.4, with small UI tweaks

Friday, June 9th, 2017

After the surprise early release of the 3rd Android O developer preview yesterday, everyone is busy searching for any subtle little changes here and there. The stock Android camera app was last updated back in February with new zoom and exposure controls. The new dev preview brings the camera up to version 4.4 and includes some minor UI tweaks.

The most noticeable difference is the addition of a camera/video toggle button.

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Android O feature spotlight: Camera app updated to v4.4, with small UI tweaks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Canary home security app updated to include masking features

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Home security has become incredibly popular in recent years. As competition increases and prices come down, it's never been more affordable to set up your own system. One such option comes from Canary, an all-in-one camera and home health tracker you can pick up for as little as $150. We reviewed it last year, and since then it's added support for Android Wear and tablets. Canary has just updated its Android app to version 2.5.0, introducing image masking which should reduce unnecessary notifications.

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Canary home security app updated to include masking features was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera is available today for $229

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Back in March, Samsung announced the successor to its popular Gear 360 action camera. The GoPro competitor won many fans with its ability to record video in 360 degrees via two fisheye lenses. The 2nd generation version promises more of the same, but with 4K video recording plus a smaller, lighter frame. Samsung has now released the device in the US and it's available for $229.

The original Gear 360 was hamstrung somewhat by the fact that it could only be used in conjunction with a Samsung Galaxy phone, and this new model seems to carry mostly the same limitations.

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Samsung's new Gear 360 camera is available today for $229 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC U11’s camera scores 90 at DxOMark, beats Google Pixel’s 89

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Anyone interested in the quality of the camera attached to their smartphone is probably aware of DxO Labs. The firm rigorously tests the image quality produced by new devices and gives it an overall score, the DxOMark. Google even used the high rating achieved by its Pixel camera in its own marketing campaign, such is the reputation of DxO's word. Since its release in late October 2016 the Pixel has been top of the DxO rankings, scoring 89 points.

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HTC U11's camera scores 90 at DxOMark, beats Google Pixel's 89 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The remains of Polaroid have been purchased (again) by a group of investors

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The original Polaroid went bankrupt in 2001, with its brand and assets sold off. Then a 'new' Polaroid formed, but that one declared bankruptcy too in 2008, later selling itself to a holding corporation. These days, the Polaroid brand has been licensed for just about everything - from 4K TVs to security cameras to Android phones.

PLR IP Holdings LLC, the holder of the Polaroid brand, has been purchased by a group of investors.

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The remains of Polaroid have been purchased (again) by a group of investors was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Lighthouse is an intelligent assistant that can identify people and pets, backed by Andy Rubin

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

There is no shortage of smart assistants with cameras on the market. You can even get one that judges your outfit. The 'Lighthouse' is a new product in this category that seems smarter than the rest. Backed by Andy Rubin's Playground studio, it's an internet-connected camera that actually understands what is going on in your home.

Most security cameras have basic motion sensing, and some can even identify specific objects.

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Lighthouse is an intelligent assistant that can identify people and pets, backed by Andy Rubin was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hands-on: Socratic launches Android app for homework answers

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

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Socratic was launched for Android on May 2nd, but it has been on iOS under the name Homework Genius since last year. It has a pretty interesting premise: you take pictures of your homework, and it tells you about the topic and provides answers. How well does it actually work, though?

Pretty well, actually. I tried it out with some worksheets I found in a quick search and was pleasantly surprised.

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Hands-on: Socratic launches Android app for homework answers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google posts truly incredible night images captured by the Pixel and Nexus 6P

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Smartphone cameras have come a long way, but can you ever take images that rival a "real" camera? According to Google software engineer Florian Kainz, the answer is yes. Using a custom camera app and some post-capture editing , Kainz shows what the camera sensors in the Pixel and Nexus 6P can do in low light situations.

Kainz says his little project was inspired by a chat with Google's Gcam team, which focuses on computational photography.

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Google posts truly incredible night images captured by the Pixel and Nexus 6P was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google unveils new YI HALO VR camera for their Jump platform

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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Back in 2015 at I/O, and just after announcing Cardboard, Google rolled out Jump. At the time the hardware that accompanied it was the GoPro Odyssey, a big circular contraption containing 16 GoPro cameras. It was meant to make recording in 360 degrees for VR purposes a bit easier, both logistically and in terms of the tools and software needed. Don't be too surprised if that flew under your radar at the time; there hasn't been much in the way of news from Google about Jump since then (though there was a cool WebVR film announced a few days ago that used it).

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Google unveils new YI HALO VR camera for their Jump platform was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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