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Ex-Google Senior VP says he will never buy an Android phone for photography

By Cookie Monster - on 5 Aug 2017, 11:00am

Ex-Google Senior VP says he will never buy an Android phone for photography

Much has been debated on whether the iPhone is a better camera phone than its rivals from Google, LG, Samsung and Sony. Ex-Google Senior VP of engineering Vic Gundotra recent's Facebook post has accidentally set off more intense debates.

In his Facebook post, Gundotra claims that "the end of the DSLR for most people has already arrived" and how he is impressed by the portrait shots taken on his iPhone 7 Plus. Not surprisingly, his post did not sit well with Android fans, some of which claim that the Samsung Galaxy S8 does a better job. Gundotra then commented that he "would never use an Android phone for photos!". 

In another Facebook comment, Gundotra explained why he said that. He blamed it on Android being an open-source OS and how it will take years for innovation by a particular vendor (in this case, Samsung) to be brought to other apps via the appropriate APIs. 

Below is a screenshot of his full comment:

Image source: Vic Gundotra (Facebook)

Gundotra leveraged on his experience as the SVP of engineering in Google where he managed all the mobile efforts from 2007 to 2010 to justify his understanding on the controversial subject. He seems to have ended off the intense debate by reiterating his earlier statement: 

Do you agree with what Gundotra said about Android photography being years behind Apple? Share your views in the comment section below. 

Source: Vic Gundotra (Facebook) via AppleInsider

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