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Nikon Working on the First Android-based Camera

There have been a number of concepts floated in the past on the idea of creating cameras that run on Android operating system but none has been much of a success.  Nikon, one of the leading Camera manufacturers is working on a new camera that is expected to take the photography world by storm – the Nikon Coolpix S800.  Nikon, if you don’t know, is one of the leading digital camera manufacturers and are rumored to be working on the first ‘smart’ camera.

The camera in question features a 3.5” OLED display, built-in WiFi and GPS and has a 25-250mm lens.  The rumor goes ahead to say that the camera will run on Android 2.3 Ginger Bread operating system and will have advanced features including access to Google Play.  The camera will be part of Nikon’s ‘Point-and-Shoot’ family of cameras.  It is expected that Nikon will announce the camera before the end of the year.

Nikon’s choice to use Android Ginger bread, one of the older Android operating systems, is a little disappointing though.  We should not expect so much out of the features but this is a great move and will revolutionize the market in the years to come.

What do you think of Android powered cameras?  Will the operating system change how we use cameras?  Are you anticipating this revolution?  Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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