With Android 4.0, Google introduced the Panorama capturing mode, and now with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean users will get a cool feature dubbed Photo Sphere. It’s a panorama mode on steroids and allows you to capture photos in multiple directions (up, down, left, right) It lets you shoot spherical panoramas, similar to what you see in Google Street View.
After they’ve been captured and saved as JPEG files you can view them and navigate around the whole image. You can share the image on Google+ or, if you feel like it, contribute the Photo Sphere to Google Maps.
The feature itself was inspired by Street View, says the Product Management Director for Android Hugo Barra. He adds that the photos pack embedded XML metadata in them allowing you to easily share them on Google+ and put them in Google+ photo albums, where your friends can view them as well.
Via : Google