Photo Sphere: capturing the world around you
We just announced new Nexus devices and Android 4.2 to the world – and one of my favorite features is Photo Sphere. With the 4.2 Camera app, Photo Sphere lets you create photos that are richer and more immersive than anything that has ever come out of a mobile device.
We were inspired by Street View in Google Maps, and the sophisticated pieces of equipment that Google custom-developed in order to bring you 360-degree photos from all over the world – cars, trikes, and even backpacks.
Photo Spheres make you feel like you’re really there. When you're snapping a photo sphere, you can move in every direction, you can look up, you can look down, every detail from the original scene is just there.
Photo Spheres are stored as JPEG files, and all of the information required to view them is embedded as open XML metadata in the image itself. So you can email them, post them to Google+, put them in Google+ photo albums. Check it out and also check out all of our Nexus news.