Samsung may use Android on digital cameras in the future

Earlier this year, Polaroid showed its hand in a new type of camera that combined the power of Google’s Android operating system and a camera. And now at least one other manufacturer looks like they’re going to do the same.

It’s no secret that Samsung believes in digital cameras with the ability to share photos on social networks from the camera, but it’s possible that the company may soon bring the power of Google’s mobile Android OS to digital cameras to aide in this.

Speaking with overseas tech site Engadget, Samsung has expressed a desire to support an open camera operating system, such as Android or the company’s own Bada platform.

Samsung’s potential use for Android isn’t the first time we’ve seen a company consider using Android on a camera. In January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Polaroid unveiled a new camera that featured Android running on a 16 megapixel compact shooter with 3x zoom.

The concept for a mobile operating system running atop a camera paves the way for more than just immediate sending of images from a camera, with photo apps such as Instagram and Photoshop Touch allowing for more image creativity directly on the camera.