It’s obvious by now that Android is not only meant to be used on phones. We have seen the OS running on watches and cameras and soon it will be running on a gaming console. I wouldn’t be surprised if they use Android to run household appliances and other electronic products in the future. For now, the new non-phone product to run Android is the Nikon Coolpix S800c point-and-shoot camera.
The Nikon Coolpix S800c is a point-and-shoot camera before anything else. It features a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 10x zoom lens with a 25-250mm range, a built-in flash and eight frames per second shooting. The Nikon Coolpix S800c can also shoot 1080p video with stereo sound. Users will also be treated to a host of filters and effects but you can probably download Instagram and other photo apps if that’s what you’re looking for.
As an Android device, the Nikon Coolpix S800c will operate on an Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. This should not discourage users since Android 2.3 is a very capable version of Android and the Nikon Coolpix S800c is in essence a camera, not a smartphone. With Android running on the Nikon Coolpix S800c, users can access Google Play and be able to download and install apps. The touch display measures 3.5 inches so it’s just like the iPhone 4S in size. The most useful apps to install on the camera are photo apps but cloud storage apps like Dropbox would also be very useful. That would mean extra storage without having to spend on storage cards.
The Nikon Coolpix S800c has a suggested retail price of $350. It will be available in white and black colors.