By Stephen Schenck | February 9, 2012 11:04 AM
We’ve already seen what can happen when a manufacturer takes a smartphone operating system and starts thinking outside the box a little about just which products might benefit from the flexibility and processing power modern smartphone tech offers. Just look at Polaroid’s SC1630, announced during this year’s CES, which couples Android to hardware that’s as much digital camera as smartphone. Other companies may be interested in this same sort of thing, or at least that’s the feeling we’re getting from a recent Samsung trademark filing, which may reveal its own work on just such a product.
Samsung recently filed for protection for the name Galaxy Camera. The application was made with the product type listed as a camera/camcorder, rather than a smartphone, but we can’t deny the presence of that Galaxy branding. We know that Samsung is well at home in the stand-alone digital camera market, so just from a practical standpoint, an Android-powered Samsung camera sounds like a totally plausible idea.
The idea of a Galaxy Camera running Android is still largely speculation. We’re hoping to see some Samsung-exclusive events planned for the coming months, announcing the Galaxy S III among other things; maybe there’s a chance that one such event would bring us our first opportunity to see such an Android-running camera from the manufacturer.
Via: Juggly.cn (Google translate)