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Samsung Looking into Android-Powered Cameras

by Sean P. Aune | March 14, 2012March 14, 2012 11:00 am PDT

When you’re already the leading manufacturer of Android phones, why wouldn’t you see what else you might be apple to slap the operating system into? Are you ready for Samsung cameras running on Android?

According to Engadget, Samsung’s research & development team is looking into the possibilities of an open ecosystem camera, and they are definitely considering Android, but wouldn’t flat out say that was their current choice.  “We are considering Android-based because our smartphone is Android-based.” the Samsung spokesperson said.

This isn’t exactly unheard of as Polaroid announced a similar product at CES earlier this year.  While Samsung can play coy all they want about not using Android, the Google-built operating system would make the most sense as the company already has a very successful track record with it.  It also is easy to imagine that it wouldn’t be all that difficult for all of those Android app developers to retool some of their apps to run on the camera.  Imagine sending an image to Twitter with a far superior image quality than some of those awful camera phone images we see now.  Instagram is on its way to Android devices, wouldn’t that also be a natural fit?

There is no word on when, or if, this will happen, but it sure seems like a natural fit to me.

[via Engadget]

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...