Google Takes A New View of Its Street View App
Google has refreshed its Street View app for both Android and iOS devices and took the opportunity to add several features. To start, Street View replaces the older Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhones and the legacy Street View from Google Maps app on Android phones. The revised app gains 360-degree imagery, making it possible to take in-depth tours of places such as hotel lobbies, restaurants, and other locales. Moreover, Google is now encouraging users to contribute their own 360-degree panoramas to Street View for all to view. Google is positioning user-contributed content next to its own within Street View so everyone can explore far-flung and nearby locations. Street View is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Review: Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 Camera
Cameras that capture 360-degree photos and videos are fun and creative smartphone companions. Xiaomi's Mi Sphere 360 Camera is an affordable entry in the space that lets you capture your 360-degree experiences, edit them, and easily share them with others.
Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Boasts Titanium Frame, Magnetic Mods
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Facebook Turns On Support for 360-Degree Photos
Jun 9, 2016
Facebook today made it possible for people to upload and view 360-degree imagery. The tool includes support for panorama-style photos, as well as full 360-degree photos or photo spheres.
Google's Tour Creator Lets Anyone Create VR Expeditions
May 9, 2018
Google today introduced Tour Creator, a tool that allows people to create and share their real-world experiences via virtual reality. Google explains that to make a VR tour people can use their own 360-degree photos and supplement them with imagery from Google Street View.
Facebook Trots Out Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
Mar 8, 2017
Facebook today announced Facebook 360 for Gear VR, a dedicated app to help Samsung device owners find and consume 360-degree Facebook content. The app is available to compatible Galaxy devices, such as the Note 5, S7, and S7 edge.