Here’s one to throw on the pile – the folks over at Popherald have spotted a new patent listing which by rights could lay bare a rather spectacular new feature for the LG Nexus 5…or more accurately for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Roughly summed up, the patent refers to technology which combines the GPS of the Nexus 5 with its camera, in order to automatically tune and adjust the camera’s settings depending on the weather conditions and the time of day at any given location.
Or in other words, the ‘auto’ setting would to a great extend be revolutionized like never before.
Along with the seemingly never-ending release date rumors, probably the biggest talking point surround the Nexus 5 is of course its camera. It’s already pretty public knowledge that Google is seriously focusing on camera prowess for its next Nexus launch, therefore anything like the above that turns up on paper in the form of patent listings is pretty exciting stuff.
Technically speaking this is the kind of patent that could see the LG Nexus 5 and Google in general score huge points over the likes of Apple in the race to score exclusive rights to next-generation specs and features. However, and at the risk of sounding like a boring only cynic, there’s one glaring problem with this particular kind of technology that by rights would throw a pretty irritating spanner in the works.
The good folks in the meteorology business don’t seem to be able to get the weather forecast right at the best of times
Take a look at the ‘current’ weather reports for any given place using a dozen services and chances are that at least 11 of them will tell you something different. As such, which it might be a pretty spectacular feature in theory, it would mean that the camera is technically at the mercy of the weatherman and I for one am not entirely willing to hand my trust over to such persons…well-meaning as of course they are.
A glimpse at the future perhaps, but not one that’s likely to spur any revolutions right now.