Who ever thought Android would be used as Camera OS? Polaroid plans to release an Android-based camera and Samsung is also rumored to have a similar product in the works. In addition to these two photography heavyweight firms, Nikon is reportedly planning to introduce an Android-powered camera possibly before the end of August.
Nikon will announce their own Android based compact camera. The model name will most likely be a S800 or S800c as you can see in this Indonesian Communication Agency filing (filed on July 31, 2012):
- 25-250 mm lens
- 3.5″ OLED screen
- The camera runs all Google Play apps
- The camera will probably run Android 2.3
- Built-in GPS
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Possible announcement: August 22, 2012
An Android-powered camera has access to more than 600,000 applications, such as enhanced photo editors, games and productivity tools. If this rumor does pan out, we can’t wait to see how it feels to immediately share Instagram pictures from a high-end point and shoot (Google Play Store).