Wondering exactly how that snazzy new Photo Sphere camera mode in Android 4.2 will work? Here’s a quick video demo showcasing just that. Instead of your traditional side-to-side panorama sweep, Photo Sphere asks the user to align the camera with a blue guide dot to capture up to a full 360-degree view. After the photo is stitched together, the image can be panned, rotated, and zoomed to get a full look.
It’s sort of like having a street view camera, but it’s in your phone. For that matter, the captured images can be pinned to a location in Google Maps to add your own look at the world around you for others exploring the digital atlas.