Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Hacking The Samsung Galaxy Camera – XDA Developer TV
Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler got a hold of a Samsung Galaxy Camera. First thing he did was unbox it, then he tore it apart, and finally he rooted it. For your normal user that is plenty, but AdamOutler wanted more than an Android Camera.
In this video, AdamOutler talks about some of the hacks that are working on the Samsung Galaxy Camera. He talks about installing a VNC Server on the Galaxy Camera and using a tablet as a remote viewfinder and controller for the camera. He then talks about hooking up an external microphone. Finally, he talks about the open Galaxy Bootloader and eMMC. So sit back, relax and check out this video.
- Unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Camera Part 1 – XDA Developer TV
- Teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Camera – Series Part 2 – XDA Developer TV
- Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Camera – Series Part 3 – XDA Developer TV
- UnBrickable SD Released for the Samsung Galaxy Camera
- External Mics on Galaxy Devices Just One Resistor Away
- Revolutionary SD Card Bootloader Work-in-Progress for Galaxy S III, Galaxy Camera
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