The impressive little Rylo 360° camera got a ton of attention when it debuted late last year, but unfortunately, the camera was iOS-only at launch. That all changes today with the release of Rylo for Android.
The Rylo 360° camera comes with two 208° lenses, 4K video resolution, and auto-stabilization technology, but most of its magic comes from software. The corresponding smartphone app lets you edit and "direct" your videos after capture: you can set specific focal points or select objects to be tracked before exporting or sharing the final product, making it an interesting option for any budding 360-degree video maker.
Apart from a new companion Android app, the new Android compatibility simply means a different syncing cable. Otherwise, the camera itself and all of the accessories in the box are the same as the iOS model.
As it is often the case with Android accessories, though, the Rylo doesn't work with just any Android device. Rylo says the camera is compatible with most Android phones running Android 6.0 or newer, but its list of recommended devices includes mainly recent Samsung and Google high-end smartphones. Also listed are a few devices that are supported but don't have the processing power to export 4K 360-degree video.
If you are an Android user and want to try Rylo for yourself, it's now available for $500 from the Rylo website. And if you want to see why we called Rylo "a 360° camera done right," click the big blue button below: