Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung working on Android-powered camera?

updated 11:35 am EDT, Wed March 14, 2012

Samsung may bring out Android camera this year

Samsung is considering releasing an Android-powered digital camera, Engadget learned after a tour of Samsung's Korean headquarters. The R&D staff hinted such a device may come out later in the year, which lines up with a filing for a Galaxy camera trademark. The company has a lot of experience with the Google-based mobile OS with its range of smartphones and might translate it quickly to cameras.

Such a camera would allow third parties to develop apps for it, bringing more options to users. This would be bring the phone's functionality closer to that of a smartphone, but with a real camera, a larger lens, and more settings and options. Samsung could also update the camera's software over-the-air instead of having to sync over USB.

At this year's CES, Polaroid showed off just such a camera, though it wasn't yet in production.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News