Aug 20th, 2012

We’ve gone from phones to tablets, to smart watches and media players. The camera space is another up and coming realm for Android to shine, and it looks like we may have a new major player coming to the ring.

Nikon’s Coolpix series may be getting a bit of an upgrade as new rumors abound suggest they’ll be making an Android-powered point and shoot. It’s said to be called the S80C, and it will be a great marriage of lens and robot to make for a very flexible experience. We’ve heard about it before, and we’ve now gotten new shots of what this camera may end up looking like.

Imagine being able to download Picsay Pro and add features that most other cameras can’t get? Using Android on a camera makes for great extensibility, and that’s something very important for those who have suffered the vast limitations of traditional point and shoot cameras.

We can’t say for sure when Nikon will release the camera, but being one of the bigger names in photography will go a long way toward making Android on a compact camera mainstream. [Nikon Rumors via Gizmodo]

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