Nexus phones have always had a problem with cameras, they’ve been getting better but they’re still not there. Back in February 2013, Vic Gundotra, then Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, advised that ‘We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras’. The Nexus 5 was a good start, but ultimately only works after you get to know how to use it, so how will the Nexus 6 fare?
Well, we saw some shots previously showing off camera samples during the day and they were pretty good for pre-production software, but they were for the most part pretty well lit subjects. Matias Duarte, Google’s Vice President of design, has posted a couple of low-light shots from the Nexus 6 on his Google+ profile and they’re looking pretty good.
The final software, including camera processing for the Nexus 6 retail launch should be just about finalised, so this should be what we can expect. It’s still a little grainy, but for a night shot, it’s pretty good.
Only thing left now is to get a hands-on and test them ourselves. We just have to wait for Google to start selling them.