Sunday, March 18, 2012

Android-powered Camera Being Considered by Samsung

Samsung is currently among the elite manufacturers when it comes to Android-powered smartphones. However it appears that the South Korean company may not limit itself to smartphones using the Android OS since Samsung is apparently looking at the possibility of manufacturing an Android-powered camera.

A recent report on Engadget revealed that Samsung is taking into consideration the possibility of an Android-powered camera.

During a tour inside the headquarters of Samsung, apparently the research and development department of the company was looking into using the Google OS on a digital camera.

This does not come as a surprise for some industry watchers since Samsung has been in the forefront of developing Android-powered devices. Due to this it is reasonable enough for the company to explore the possibility of developing and Android-powered camera.

However no prototypes were shown by the company since the Android-powered camera concept was still being considered by the company.

Although it is still being considered, if the company decides to produce an Android-powered camera, it will not be the first to do so since Polaroid had unveiled earlier the Polaroid SC1630 Android smart camera during the Consumer Electronics show near the start of the year.

According to Polaroid, the 16MP camera, which features a 36mm to 108mm zoom lens, may enter the market within the year. This will be the first of a number of devices that Polaroid will be producing in the future. Some industry watchers have been anticipating an Android-powered camera but no such device was made available in the market up to now.

Even though numerous photo apps are available for Android devices, some industry watchers have indicated that an actual Android-powered camera will be better compared to the camera units found on tablets and smartphones that are currently being offered in the market.

No comments:

Post a Comment