Google’s new camera once again takes a page from Nokia’s camera book


Google, which is rather famous for stealing the ideas of others, has cribbed another Windows Phone feature – Nokia’s Refocus app.

Built into the latest Google Camera app for Android, the feature works by:

… an upward sweep to capture multiple images, used to estimate the depth of objects for a 3D map that lets the software re-render the photo later and blur specific items based on where it thinks they are

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it.

The camera also includes Google’s photosphere, which can take 360 degree panoramas, and which is a take off of Photosynth.

I guess Google will have to wait for Nokia and Microsoft’s next release before discovering their next feature….


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