Android was originally designed for digital cameras, not smartphones

By Shawn Knight
Apr 16, 2013
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  1. Here’s something you probably weren’t aware of: Android was originally designed for digital cameras, not smartphones. The early vision was to create smart cameras with third party apps that would improve the connection between digital cameras and computers and store...

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  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 590   +45

    I assume that you mean Nikon, not Nokia. There would be quite the uproar if Nokia released an Android device that wasn't a phone.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,843   +887

    This doesnt really surprise me. Android before version 2.3/4 seemed like it was not designed for phones.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,615   +82

    In 2007 they had prototype Android Tablet with 1.0 so how they say it was designed for Cameras. Android 1.5 cupcake and the popular 1.6 donut (still in use today) but in all the code use to program these devices doesn't have any thing about camera tech. Tablet and phones do support camera.


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