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Samsung prices cellular-less Samsung Galaxy Android superzoom (EK-GC110) at $450, April 4, 2013
Samsung jumped ahead of the pack in Android-powered cameras with their EK-GC100, a superzoom with built-in Wifi and cellular radio and Android 4.x. A few weeks later, Samsung announced the EK-GC110, the same (or very similar) camera but without the... Continue

Photoshop shrinks down to the smartphone with $5 Photoshop Touch for iPhone or Android phones, March 3, 2013
A few months ago, Adobe launched Photoshop Touch for tablets, but with today's smartphones getting more powerful CPUs/GPUs and bigger and better displays, it became perhaps inevitable that a version of Photoshop Touch would come out for smartphones. And it... Continue

Patent Hustlers: Nikon to pay Microsoft for Android related patents, February 21, 2013
As strange as the headline may sound, it is true. Nikon has signed an Android-related patent licensing deal with Microsoft and Microsoft goes out of its way to point out in the press release that "Microsoft will receive royalties from... Continue

Google Czar promises Insanely Great Cameras in future Nexus phones, February 19, 2013
Google Czar Vic Gundotra (VP of Engineering), in a conversation on Google Plus said "We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just you wait and see.". There are no permalinks to individual posts in Google Plus, so... Continue

New Camera: Samsung Galaxy Android EK-GC110 superzoom with Wifi (but no cellular 3G/4G), February 19, 2013
We have a new digital camera announcement! It is another Android digital camera, a sister model to the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC100. The new model is the EK-GC110 and it has Wifi but no cellular data (no 3G/4G/etc) compared to the... Continue

Curiosity Factor: Nikon Android Coolpix S800c at dpreview, February 4, 2013
The Nikon Coolpix S800c Android compact-zoom P&S digital camera received a handful of reviews so far, but today they have received the dpreview review by Jeff Keller formerly of DC Resource who also reviewed the camera as the last DC... Continue

Polaroid Saga continues: Sensor found in Camera Body (also: rewatch Engadget interview), January 9, 2013
Never a dull moment with the new Polaroid mirrorless system. It appears the whole internet may have to use its collective wisdom in order to figure out what these cameras really are ;-) At the bottom of the hands-on report... Continue

Clarification on Polaroid Mirrorless: it is a modular system like Ricoh GXR, January 8, 2013
Polaroid kinda screwed up their big moment in the spotlight by failing to properly explain their new camera system. Then again, Sakar is not used to the spotlight, so there's that. So here's the latest updates in what is turning... Continue

Surprise! Polaroid announced THREE new interchangeable lens cameras today, January 7, 2013
But wait, there's still more! Polaroid did not announce one interchangeable lens camera today. They announced THREE of them! Details and CSI detective work at Digital Camera Info. Polaroid also makes mention of Micro Four Thirds compatibility but it's not... Continue

Polaroid IM1836 Android-based mirrorless announced (w/10-30 for $400), January 7, 2013
Polaroid has made official their IM1836 Android-based interchangeable-lens camera. It will come with a 10-30mm lens and a starting price of $400. Android, 3.5-inch touchscreen display, similarities to the Nikon J1 (common roots or cut-and-paste?), etc. Details at The Verge... Continue

Panasonic considering Android for cameras (but implementation at least 1 year away), January 7, 2013
The Amateur Photographer UK talked to Panasonic representatives and were told that Panasonic is considering Android for digital cameras, but such an implementation would be at least one year away. As part of the previously mentioned CES 2013 press conference,... Continue

Polaroid will launch Android-based Interchangeable Lens camera at CES/PMA 2013, December 20, 2012
The Polaroid President and CEO told Imaging Resource that the company will launch an Android-powered interchangeable lens camera at CES+PMA 2013, which opens its doors January 8, 2013 [see Trade Show Calendar]. Polaroid (the ones who now own the brand)... Continue

Mobile Noise: DxoMark goes crazy, reviews the iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPad, Galaxy S3, S2, PureView 808, December 5, 2012
Apparently the people at Dxomark replaced their water intake with coffee because they published seven mobile camera reviews in just four days. They reviewed the iPhone 5, 4S and 4, the "new" iPad, the Samsung Galaxy S III and II,... Continue

Adobe Photoshop Touch 1.4 launches on the Amazon Android-y App Store, November 16, 2012
While a number of photographers may have complaints about Adobe's pricing of their Photoshop and CS software suites, the complaints are much rarer on the pricing of their mobile flagship imaging product, Adobe Photoshop Touch. Granted, it is nowhere near... Continue

Curiosity factor: Samsung Android Galaxy superzoom camera reviewed, November 14, 2012
This appears to be the first english-speaking review of the curiosity-inducing new Samsung Galaxy Android-powered digital camera, the EK-GC100, published at You can find the executive summary on the top right side of the Engadget page. The camera does... Continue


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