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Views update brings comments and +1s to photo sphere shares on Google Maps

Views update brings comments and +1s to photo sphere shares on Google Maps

Google announced that it updated the views inside Google Maps to make it more interactive for viewers who love to see photo spheres. Now, with the update, you can add your +1 and comments to a photo sphere to let the photographer know how much you appreciate their images. Google Maps product...
Surround shot

The Google+ Photo Sphere community is a work of art

Get immersed in Photo Spheres We love Photo Spheres. They're fairly easy to take, and with the right subject and a little careful planning they can be spectacular. And now that even more phones can take them — thanks to OEM solutions and the Google Camera app — there are even more people taking...
Surround Shot UI

The Galaxy S5 has a great Photosphere mode, but you have to download it first

Samsung's Surround Shot add-on lets you take Photosphere images Many Android phone makers have developed their own take on Google's Photosphere — the feature on Nexus phones which lets you take 360-degree panoramic images. LG has its VR Panorama, HTC has Panorama 360 on the One M8, and Samsung...
Android Central

Create your own Street View from photospheres

Turn your own uploaded photo spheres into an interactive map you can share with anyone There is no Street View of Sleepy Creek Lake in eastern West Virginia. Shame, because it's really a beautiful place. Up until today, I could say it was because Google just hasn't made it 30 miles into the back...
Photosphere compass mode

Photosphere compass mode viewer backwards compatible to Froyo

Viewing Photospheres is now as much fun as taking them with the new compass mode Photospheres are a real killer feature of the Android camera. Getting a full 360-degree panorama makes you feel like you're in the scene, and the folks at Google have been hard at work making them better and better...
Google Photosphere tutorial

Google releases new Photosphere tutorial video

Googler chimes in in our forums with tips to improve your Photo Spheres. We're slowly seeing more and more emphasis being put on Photo Spheres, and Google is offering a few tips with a new tutorial video. Between software improvements for taking Photo Spheres in Android 4.3 and new ways to...
Google Maps Views

Contribute your Photospheres to Google Maps with new 'Views' page

New web tool makes it fun to browse and simple to upload your own Photo Spheres. Google is making both submitting and viewing Photospheres on Google Maps a little more intuitive and beautiful today with the launch "Google Maps Views". As an upgrade over what Google offered previously for Photo...
Photosphere

Android 4.3 improves Photosphere alignment and exposure

The Photo Sphere team has been hard at work correcting errors and fixing inconsistent colors With yesterday's event came the official announcement of Android 4.3, and the incredibly fast push to get this latest OS version out to devices everywhere. There were many changes included in the newest...
Android Photography: Lions, Tigers and Photo Spheres… Oh my!

Android Photography: Lions, Tigers and Photo Spheres … Oh, my!

One of the most interesting things we added to the Android Central forums over the past week was a brand-spankin' new Android Photography section. From cameras like the Samsung Galaxy NX, to device vs. device camera shootouts, this section has it all for anyone that uses their Android device as...
Photo spheres!

The new Android Central Photography forums are open and feature Photosphere embedding

A great place to talk about the camera on your Android phone, and share the great pictures you take with it The new Android Central Photography forums are now open for business! Our Android phones are for more than calling and texting, and taking photos to share with friends and family is now a...
Photosphere HTC One

Get Photosphere on non-Nexus devices with the 'Google edition' camera app

Camera app from Google Play GS4, HTC One can easily be loaded onto other phones Yesterday we covered the new camera application in the "Google Play edition" Galaxy S4 and HTC One — a slightly redesigned stock camera app that's a little easier to get around. In the past day we've been digging...
Android Central

Photosphere images can now be embedded via the web

360-degree panoramas from supported devices can now be included on websites, thanks to new Google widget The ability to create 'Photosphere' 360-degree panoramas is one of the coolest features of the current crop of Nexus devices (and a few others running custom software). But so far the only...
Photosphere Installer

Photosphere Installer: An easy way to flash Photosphere on rooted devices

Yes, that's my LG Optimus Black, and yes, it is running Photosphere. It's the same Photosphere that distant relation the Nexus 4 is running too, not the LG version found on the Optimus G Pro. Where there's a will, there's usually a way in Android, and Photosphere is one of the headline new...
VR Panorama on the LG Optimus Pro

LG's 'VR Panorama' puts Photosphere on the Optimus G Pro

LG Photosphere from the Nexus 4 and improves it on its newest device It's no secret that I'm a pretty big fan of the 360-degree Photospheres you can shoot with the Nexus 4. Fire up the camera app, spin around a few times and you get a really cool shot that can be panned and zoomed, and shared...
Photosphere panorama

Samsung 'Orb' rumored to bring Photosphere-like panoramas to Galaxy S4

Google's "Photosphere" 360-degree panoramas are one one of the stand-out features of Android 4.2. But we've been left guessing as to whether third-party manufacturers will get access to this tech when they ship their own non-Nexus devices. Now it seems at least one OEM may be prepared to go it...
Photosphere

Photo Sphere: Coming to a non-Nexus near you in 2013?

So much is a given in the smartphone business. Another product cycle begins, and we'll see new hardware. Refined software. Improved user interfaces. It'll happen, just like clockwork. Those are the broad strokes, though. It's tough to nail down individual features. One of the items we're very much...
Holiday Photosphere

How'd your holiday Photospheres turn out?

Google a couple weeks ago made a rather nice commercial out of the Photosphere feature, in which you make a 360-degree (more or less) panoramic photo that all gets stitched together on your phone. The holiday spot has someone taking a Photosphere in a (very) large house, with a bunch of family...
Android Central

Check out 24 of the best Photo Sphere shots so far

With the Nexus 4 in the hands of Googlers and press alike, and a leaked version of the app doing the rounds on other phones, Google+ is starting to play host to a wealth of high-quality Photo Sphere images. Taken using the Android 4.2 camera app, Photo Shere pics stitch multiple images together in...
Android Central

Google releases Photo Sphere panorama mode promo video

One of the new features of Android 4.2 and the Nexus 4 is a camera mode called "Photo Sphere". This new camera mode, shown off in a quick promotional video from Google, is a mash-up of the traditional panorama mode offered starting in Android 4.0, and something like a "Gigapan" photo. Basically,...