August 23, 2012

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, so one would have expected the first Android camera to come from the company. However, Polaroid and Nikon are the first to announce digital cameras based on the mobile operating system.

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