The Samsung Galaxy Camera is an incredible device. Samsung‘s daring attempt to combine Android with serious compact camera has created what could be the gadget of the year. Like great fusion cuisine, it takes advantage of the strengths of its two components to overcome their weaknesses. The result: delicious progress.
Nikon debuted the first Android-powered camera, the CoolPix S800c, earlier this fall, but that product had issues. While the idea of running Android apps such as Instagram on a point-and-shoot was intriguing, Nikon’s implementation used a primitive version of Android (version 2.3 “Gingerbread”), which resulted in a buggy, shoehorned experience. Plus it only connected via Wi-Fi, so users couldn’t share pictures while on the go.