Nikon-Android

Well, how about that. Nikon apparently has an Android-based camera in the works, according to some Indonesian Communication Agency docs uncovered by Nikon Rumors. The pointer-and-shooter in question, which is said to possibly go by the Coolpix S800 name, apparently has a a 25-250mm lens and a 3.5-inch OLED display (nice!). It'll be running Android 2.3 (which might seem lame, but it really shouldn't be a big deal) and have access to the Google Play store. Wifi and GPS are on board, which makes sense.

If you stop and think about it, here's one Android fork we should all get behind. It's exactly what Android is made for. Suddenly, cameras become extensible. Never mind games -- it's the sharing features that really open up an entirely new world for casual shooters. No more of that ridiculous Kodak EasyShare software. (Which should be on its way out anyway, we suppose.) Just shoot and upload. Done.

Oh, contrary to popular belief, this is not the first Android-based camera we've seen. We took at look at the Polaroid SC1630 back at CES in January.

Source: Nikon Rumors