Google’s Android operating system is already established on mobile phones and tablets, but now Samsung could be readying an Android-based digital camera.
Following a meeting with the company’s research and development team, Engadget is reporting it is considering an ‘open camera operating system’ – in effect running Android software on digital cameras.
The Android operating system is open source and we’ve already seen it being use on alternate devices, such as the Archos 35 Home Connect; a portable radio running Android 2.2 Froyo.
Polaroid has already released an Android phone that looks more camera than camera phone – the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera, which was on show at CES. Check out our hands-on photographs here.
As well as it’s Galaxy smartphones, Samsung also produces digital cameras: from compacts to the NX series of compact system cameras.
It wouldn’t be inconceivable for the software seen on mobile phones to start appearing on compact cameras. That could mean you could instantly publish photographs from your camera to Facebook.
We’ll have to wait and see what plans Samsung’s R&D departments have, we’ll bring you more news when we get it.