If anyone inside the Google food chain has his pulse on the latest developments in the Nexus world, it’s Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra. Gundotra is a name that needs no introduction with the die-hard Android crowd as he’s a presence at almost all major Google/Android announcements. That’s why Gundotra’s comments inside his own Google+ posting struck a cord with me today and while the news isn’t specifically T-Mobile related, given that T-Mobile has directly or indirectly supported all previous Nexus devices, I’m eagerly following developments on upcoming hardware.
With that in mind, as a brand new father, there’s few things that have been as important in the last few weeks as making sure I have a camera with me no matter where I am. So here’s a little tidbit of news that should excite Nexus fans the world over as Gundotra responded inside the Google+ post discussing cameras while on vacation. A passing comment mentioned that a respondent was hopeful future Nexus devices would remove the need to carry heavy cameras in the future. Gundotra, for his response gave the best possible answer we could envision:
“We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just you wait and see.”
Google has been steadily improving the stock Android camera UI, especially with the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich and the addition of Photo Sphere with Jelly Bean. It’s clear that smartphones are clearly incorporating “the best camera is the one you have with you” adage and it sounds like Google and Gundotra in particular are keenly aware of that. Of course we are eager to see the improvements now and avoid the “wait and see” approach, but remember what mom used to say…”good things come to those who wait.”