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Nexus 4 ad touts Photo Sphere as the go-to app for avoiding holiday family photo headaches [video]

Published Dec 19th, 2012 8:43PM EST
Nexus 4 Photo Sphere

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The worst part of any holiday gathering is the annoying relative who makes everyone get out of their seats to stand awkwardly in one place for a family photo. But Google (GOOG) is hoping its Nexus 4 smartphone can solve this little issue with Photo Sphere, one of the coolest features that the company rolled out with its Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update this past fall. Basically, Photo Sphere is a fancy camera feature that lets you take panorama images by picking a central starting point and then filling things out by snapping additional pictures around your central image. In a new advertisement, Google shows off how one person can use Photo Sphere to take expansive family photos without making anyone move from their current locations. The full video for the ad is posted below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.