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Cameras: The New Frontier for Android?

It looks like the next frontier for the Android mobile OS is on cameras. First, Polaroid announced an Android-based digital camera, and now the TechHive beta blog reports that Nikon will release one. According to the blog post: "Nikon's Coolpix S800C, a pocketable 10X-optical-zoom (25mm to 250mm) camera with Wi-Fi features and a 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen, will be the first major-release camera to run the Android operating system. The S800C's other core specs include optical image stabilization to bolster its long-zoom lens and 1080p video recording at 30fps." Now, it remains to be seen if this will actually be the first Android camera to arrive. As we've reported before, Samsung has become the global leader in Android devices,...

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Sony's DASH Sensor Framework for Android Opens for Collaboration

Sony has moved its open source DASH framework to Github for better collaboration; the hardware abstraction layer for sensors should help Android ROM makers to quickly enable more sensor hardware, especially on Sony phones...

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Rethinking the Viability of the Windows 8 Tablet

Windows 8 is designed for tablets first according to the flood of reviews on the web since it was RTM. As excited as I am for the Windows 8 tablet, the more I think about it the harder a purchase is to justify.

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Samsung Tailors Security for Enterprise Mobility Push

South Korean electronics giant aims to win over enterprises concerned with bring-your-own-device trend and Android vulnerabilities by customizing offerings based on vertical-specific workflows.

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Acer Announces Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo

This pair of Android 4.0 smartphones is set to arrive as early as September. [Read more]...

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