Android L to support RAW DNG and full manual camera controls
The recently-announced Android L has received positive early reviews from users and developers alike. Google has unveiled this new update at the Google I/O conference and will release it later this year. Meanwhile, the developer preview documentation is available and it has revealed that the Android devices will support RAW DNG files soon.
Lytro Android-powered light-field camera coming in Q3 2014
Lytro is rumored to be working on a new device. According to trusted sources, a Lytro Android-powered light-field camera is in development. The new device will allow photographers to capture a photo and refocus at a later time. This device will be announced as well as released sometime during the third quarter of 2014.
Samsung NX1 specs and announcement date leaked on the web
Samsung is rumored to introduce a new flagship NX-mount camera at the Photokina 2014. The South Korean manufacturer will launch the NX1 mirrorless shooter with lots of new and exciting features, when compared to the current top NX camera, the NX30. A 28-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording are among the rumored specs of the NX1.
Nikon Coolpix S810c Android-powered compact camera announced
Nikon continues the legacy of the world’s first digital camera powered by the Android operating system with the introduction of the Nikon Coolpix S810c. The new compact camera takes the place of the Coolpix S800c with 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, 12x optical zoom, lens, a larger touchscreen on the back, and many other features.
OPPO N1 rotating camera smartphone released
OPPO announced the N1, its new flagship smartphone with its main selling point being an innovative 13 megapixel camera which can be rotated up to 206 degrees and be used either as a back faced or front faced camera. Packed with many features, the phone will be available for purchase starting in December.
Acer Liquid S2 becomes world’s first 4K video recording smartphone
Smartphones are known for being one of the reasons why digital camera sales have suffered such a major drop. Now it seems like these capable handsets are going after a different breed of imaging devices: camcorders. The Acer Liquid S2 has just been announced as the world’s first 4K video recording smartphone in the world.
Samsung Galaxy NX price and release date officially announced
Samsung has introduced world’s first Android-powered mirrorless interchangeable lens camera earlier in 2013. The MILC has just had its price tag and release date revealed by the South Korean company. As a result, we know that the Samsung Galaxy NX price will stand at $1,599 when the camera becomes available in October.
Samsung Galaxy NX Android camera with WiFi and LTE announced
Samsung has wrapped up its Galaxy and ATIV event, where the world’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens compact system camera with WiFi and LTE support has been announced. It is called Galaxy NX and it runs on Android. It features a 20.3-megapixel sensor, quad-core processor, and it supports all NX-mount lenses.
Samsung Galaxy NX is the upcoming Android mirrorless camera
The Samsung Galaxy Camera has not been one of the most successful devices on the market, despite its promises.The company is not giving up and its CEO has confirmed that a new generation is coming on June 20. Now, the shooter has been leaked in several photos, demoing its ability to support NX mount lenses.
Mirrorless Android Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 coming on June 20
Samsung Galaxy Camera is one of the world’s first Android-powered shooters. The device is nearing the end of its lifetime, as Samsung’s CEO Shin Jong-Kyun has revealed that the next-generation mirrorless Android-powered camera will be officially announced on June 20, along with other Galaxy and ATIV devices.
Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 leaked on the web
More and more details about a so-called Galaxy Camera 2 are showing up online. As the rumor mill is sure that Samsung is working on a new Android-powered shooter, three images captured with the upcoming camera have appeared on the web, hinting that the device will feature a 20.2-megapixel image sensor.
Flickr updates service with 1TB of free space and ads
Yahoo has completely revamped both the design and business models of Flickr. The photo sharing service will allow all users to upload photos of up to 200MB, in order to fill a storage space of 1TB for free. However, photographers will see ads from now on, while the Pro subscription model has been replaced by Doublr accounts.
Snoop Lion releases Snoopify photo-editing app for iOS and Android devices
The popularity of photo-editing applications on mobile devices is growing. However, the latest image-editing tool may prove to be too much for most users. Despite that, Snoop Lion, the rapper formerly-known as Snoop Dogg, has released an app, called Snoopify, for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Instagram tags now available for iPhone and Android users
Instagram has introduced a new feature to Android and iPhone users. Users will be allowed to tag their friends of favorite businesses in their photos, while the images will be displayed in a new section called “Photos of You”. Tagging has been one of the most requested features, as mentioning someone just was not enough.
Smartphone film scanning is now possible using Helmut app
Codeunited has just released the open-source app Helmut, which takes just a couple of seconds to scan a film frame to your smartphone. It has already won first prize in an international image app development contest, named Photo Hack Day.
Verizon releases Samsung Galaxy Camera firmware update for download
Verizon made a surprising announcement by releasing a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The new software is being pushed to owners of the Android-powered camera right now, as Verizon has added several new features. The list includes a Remote Viewfinder, S Memo, new Smart modes, and more.
Samsung NX2000 Tizen / Android camera passes through the FCC
Samsung’s NX2000 smart camera has been leaked once again. This time, the Android or Tizen-powered shooter is seeking the approval of the Federal Communications Commission, in order to be able to use its WiFi 802.11n chipset. The mirrorless camera will feature a 20.3-megapixel sensor and should be released in the coming weeks.
Samsung NX2000 Android camera photo leaked on the web
An image of an unannounced Samsung camera has been leaked online. The device appears to be powered by the Android operating system and an image sensor with a higher-megapixel count than that of the original Galaxy Camera. The leak is suggesting that the Samsung NX2000 release date is getting closer and closer.
Adobe Photoshop Touch now available on iPhone and Android smartphones
Adobe has finally released a Photoshop Touch version for iPhone and Android smartphones. Previously, the application was available only on the iPad and Android tablets. The app comes packed with a new set of features, many of them borrowed from the tablet version, including layers, filters, adjustments, and selection tools.
Polaroid camera using Android gets to be David amongst Goliaths
World’s first interchangeable lens camera powered by the Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” platform is finally unveiled. It has been developed by Polaroid and it is called iM1836. This mirrorless camera is reminiscent of the Nikon 1-series, but it comes with a Micro Four Thirds mount and built-in WiFi technology.
Best Android / Droid Apps for Photographers
Best Android / Droid Apps for Photographers MCP Actions recently featured the top iPhone apps for photographers. If you missed it, it’s here. The Android market has some of the same apps and a few similar ones. Here is a list of some of the great apps available on your Droid phone, and best of…