Samsung is considering an Android camera. Having mastered Android on phones and tablets with the likes of the Galaxy Tab 2, a web-connected app-tastic camera could be on the cards.and
Samsung bods are mulling using an open operating system for cameras, Engadget reports. While it's not been confirmed that Samsung is working on an actual Android camera, it seems the is considering it.
An Android snapper could make use of all the many cool camera apps already available for phones, only better -- thanks to a proper lens and sensor system.
Google's Android operating system isn't just for smart phones and tablets. In fact, it can power pretty much any kind of electrical device -- even a, would you Adam and Eve it.
Two years ago we revealed that, but that clearly came to nothing because we haven't seen such a beast yet. Various Wi-Fi cameras are available, but we suspect 3G would have too much of an impact on a camera's battery. Among other things, cameras have more moving parts than a phone, so the power doesn't last as long.
, but again it's come to nothing.
Sharing photos to friends or the web by picture message, email or social network is the best thing about camera phones, but unless you're packing something like the, the quality isn't great. I've written before about how , so I'm very interested in the prospect of an Android camera.
It wouldn't be the first -- earlier this year saw the Facebook.take a bow. We weren't blown away at first glance, but Samsung has already mastered Android on its phones so a Samcam could be a very tasty proposition. Let me know whether the prospect appeals to you in the comments or on