Panoramic photos are nice, but Google just did Apple one better with a new feature that allows users to take a photo with a 360-degree view on the latest version of its Android operating system.
Along with some new devices, Google introduced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on Monday, and the standout feature is called Photo Sphere. It lets users photograph the scene around them and then automatically stitches them together to create a 360 degree photo. It's similar to the 360-degree panaromas we do here at The Times.
The feature, seen in the video above, stores the 360-degree images as JPEGs, according to Google's Hugo Barra, Android director of product management. He said the files can be emailed or posted to Google+.