Android Invades The World Of Point-And-Shoots With Nikon Coolpix
Android’s got a well-deserved home on smartphones and tablets, but we’ve seen a few signs of it trying to spread its reach out just a bit further. Maybe you remember the home cordless phone Archos released that featured the OS, or the time Samsung talked about the possibility of releasing a camera running something along the lines of Android. We don’t have any updates on Samsung’s progress, but it looks like Nikon has been thinking about the same sort of thing, and some pictures have leaked of upcoming Coolpix models running Android.
There are two slightly different designs here, so Nikon may be planning a whole range of Android-based cameras. We haven’t heard anything about specs or any kind of cellular connectivity options, but if the rumors surrounding this leak are true, and Nikon goes official with this hardware around August 22, we won’t have very long at all to wait before we get the full picture (no pun intended). From what little we can see, the cameras appear to run Gingerbread.
Maybe the 808 PureView is about to have some serious competition.