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Google Goes Panoramic in Latest Galaxy Nexus Ad

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Panoramic photos are always fun to attempt, especially when you are standing by yourself on the top of a skyscraper with a beautiful cityscape behind you, soothing soundtrack playing and the sun setting in the distance, casting brilliant shadows on your glowing freckles. Wait, you haven’t found yourself in that situation either? Google wants you to, with your Galaxy Nexus.

  • Chris G

    Actually I just got off a cruise and used the panoramic photo function quite a bit. 

    I know this is the internet and bashing things is how you prove you’re cool, but this is actually a function I enjoy about my galaxy nexus.

  • The Truth Hurts

    Google’s just trying to get rid of that junk phone before the Razr and Rezound get ICS (the only reason to buy a GNEX)

    • Boohyah

      +1

      • http://www.larinx.com Larinx VB

        I’ve gotta agree here.  The Rezound has an unlocked bootloader now, so there really is no reason why the GNEX is any better

  • http://profiles.google.com/rivas541 Luis R

    Is only google advertising the GNex? Has Verizon made any commercials? I do not watch TV anymore, so commercials captivate me…

  • Anonymous

    photosynth for iOS rapes this :O

  • jason6g

    i am impressed that a modern day phone commercial shows off something the phone can do!!! (besides apple) wonder who thought of that marketing gimmick? letting something sell itself for what it is!

    • Black128

      I definitely agree. Google doesn’t do a good job of highlighting all the all the integration that is    available for Android. New Nexus ads (the ones from Google, not Verizon) are a good start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flowtime Justin Thomas

    lies i tell you it’s all lies…. 

  • Jim McClain

    hey aint ya smart enough to read typos

  • WishTheCameraWasBetter

    I love love love my Nexus but anything function or app that has to rely on the camera is mediocre at best.  Such a great phone to have such a lame camera.  Pano is an okay feature but the quality is not great. 

  • Jim McClain

    trying to figure out how a company like samsung, can spend all this time and money developing the Nexus and no one found that the speaker and the camera were so crappy, I guess they are death and blind

    • Anonymous

      death and blind? I guess you are retired and slow.

  • Anonymous

    The easiest and quickest pano app I’ve ever used. Gnex needs a higher quality camera though. This phone should have had a better camera than what was shipped. Especially with the great features that are packed inside. I’ve used the heck out of the pano feature and it’s biggest draw for me is the ease of use. One click, pan around, watch the meter, let it do its magic.

  • Jim McClain

    its sad that my 5 mega camera on my original droid is 10 times better than my 5 mega camera on my Galaxy Nexus

  • http://twitter.com/GoldenCube Toys Samurai

    Google, please explain to me why you never buy TV commercial time for your Galaxy Nexus ads … do you know Verizon doesn’t care your beloved ICS child.

  • shdowman

    If only the camera quality was better :(

  • Anonymous

    What resolution are the panoramic shots? I took one and it really only shows up small in Picasa and kinda defeats the purpose.

    • Jonathan Archer

      you may be using the thumbnail instead of the actual photo

  • Anonymous

    It amazes me how this is being considered a big deal anymore.  There have been how many apps that already did this in the past and the UI that every one seems to hate, Blur, has been able to do this as well.  The only thing that should be stated is the fact that it is now natively supported, that is all.  This site sometimes sounds like the ifan sites about how revolutionary something is that already existed before.

    • john watson

      Wow.. who pissed in your Cheerios.!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I took a couple from the top of my office building, they come out quite nice.

  • john watson

    How can you not Love this Damn phone….

  • Dshudson

    I have owned the phone since day 1 and I didn’t know it did that.. lol 

  • Stating El Obvious

    These commercials are so lame…trying to hard to be iPhone commercials.

    • EC8CH

      I don’t know… I see more than just people’s hands and hear more than just a smug commentary.

      • Stating El Obvious

        Of course you would, you’re an android sheep.  

        • EC8CH

          thanks for pointing that out.

          can i cross your bridge now i*hone troll?

          • Stating El Obvious

            My bridge has a toll which you obviously can’t afford on your “sit at home posting on blogs all day” engineer’s salary

        • john watson

          Speaking of Sheep..Look some Iphone SHEEP,,,BAAAAAAAAA,,,,,lololol  I had to.

    • Anonymous

      So they need to be full of ninja robots?  I personally hope they emulate some of Apple’s commercial focus on usability and features of phones.  Only idiots don’t do a derivative something that works if they can’t come up with something completely new.  Look at Moto/Verizon commercials, they repeatedly put out garbage again and again.

  • RealisticAndroidFan

    Took some amazing shots in NYC two weeks ago with Panorama

  • http://www.facebook.com/flowtime Justin Thomas

    My pano isn’t nearly that good and it doesn’t take up the whole screen when i’m panning either

    • Dshudson

      right.

  • Anonymous

    When’s the “Post your best panorama” contest start?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      We may just have to do that. :)

      • EC8CH

        Here’s my entry…

        taken in Fargo in January

        (it’s sunny out today)

        • EC8CH

          here’s one from July

        • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

          dude how are you so funny all the time 100% of the time lolz

          • EC8CH

            I’m the bastard son of Pauly Shore and Kathy Griffin.

      • Taylor Hunt

        Mine.

        • http://essaysmonster.com/buy-essay buy essay

          cool!

    • Anonymous

      I have a killer shot from the top of the Sears Tower at night. Granted… It was from my RAZR, so the picture is actually sharp…. lol! J/K couldn’t help it…… but seriously, it is a great photo and did come from my RAZR which has native support for this as well.

  • http://www.youtube.com/billtvshow Billtvshow

    “Droid Life”, to me, refers not to the Droid name so much as the spirit of what the original Droid meant to Android as a whole in being the device that brought Android into the mainstream, but also in being a highly customizable stock device.  One of the absolute main focuses of the site has been on customization and when a phone comes along, like the Nexus, that embodies that spirit, I’d almost feel disappointed if Droid Life didn’t focus on it a lot.  (Also it doesn’t hurt that I have one, lol)

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      We feel the same way. :D

      • Anonymous

        I am coming to the light. The Nexus build up was really starting to tear a line down the Droid-Life universe and a lot of us from the begining were getting a little tired of it. It has since calmed and we are coming back down to the surface. Whew!…. It was getting a little ugly around here for a while though.

      • Eric

        Yes, pleaseeee continue with the Nexus customization articles! The soft keys one was BOMB!!

    • Mlarson6

      Yeah I agree completely. Plus if all of the nexus articles were not posted over the first few weeks I may have never gotten one!

    • Nexussss

      People are just angered that they picked up a phone that does not have the same support a DEV phone gets and thats all fine and everything. Rezound just got its bootloader unlocked and I’m sure it will gain support as well. (Hopefully as much as the Original Incredible got, which was a ton!) Motorola you can only do so much

    • Anonymous

      The only people who are pissed are the trolls.  Good post but no need to explain the site to the people who are essentially children screaming “Nexus owners are poopy faces”

    • Anonymous

      The only people who are pissed are the trolls.  Good post but no need to explain the site to the people who are essentially children screaming “Nexus owners are poopy faces”

  • John

    love seeing these commercials. btw, any official numbers out yet on how many units were sold in the first few weeks etc?

    • Anonymous

      there was a guess-timation out earlier this week based on the recent report from Google about % of Android devices on which particular OS. ICS had something like .6% (4.0.2 + 4.0.3) which would guess around 1.5M ICS devices since they passed 200M Android devices late last year. you could say that Nexus is a very high % of ICS devices.

  • Mlarson6

    why dont you just change the name of the site to nexus-life  ;)

    ha just kidding I love it

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      :P