In many ways, stock Android is the perfect mobile OS at the moment, but Google has yet to master the art of photography. The software company failed to turn any heads with the Nexus 5, their newest stock Android experience on a smartphone.
The stock Android camera experience could become a little better in the near future, with Google announcing two new features coming to Android in the upcoming months: RAW imaging and burst mode.
RAW imaging will give those who want to edit their Android images the full scale image, before compression and processing is done on the camera. Since Google likes to make their photos small JPEGs, this will come as one of the most sought after features for users who like edit on their computer.
Burst mode is a more well known feature, since Samsung and other OEM partners like to package this on their smartphone experience. For stock Android users, it is still on their wish-list and Google has answered their Android-related prayers.
Google also said they are working on a fix for the Nexus 5 camera responsiveness. The camera is not capable of taking quick images and users normally have to wait a second or two before the lens shuts and the camera processes the image onto the screen.
It is good to see Google starting to implement more features onto stock Android, even though burst mode can be found on different applications and launchers. There is no timeframe on when this update will be delivered, but if Google are giving announcements, it should be quite soon.