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Adam Outler · May 21, 2014

Device Review: Samsung Galaxy NX (or Building the Ultimate Android-Powered Camera Setup)

Picking out a mid- to high-end camera is a bit like picking a phone. Once you've made your decision and plunked down the large investment, you've got a lot of work ahead of you in order to make it your own. A good camera can be accessorized and tailored to your needs, and the Galaxy NX is no exception. While many people prefer a high end "dumb camera," yours truly is content with nothing less than Android Power. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 11, 2014

Samsung Note PRO 12.2, Tab PROs and Galaxy Camera 2 Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

Samsung was at this year's CES in a BIG way! They have advertisements on just about any of the many shuttle buses circling the Las Vegas Convention Center, they had ads all over the Convention Center itself, and that got the location into trouble, as the ads announced their releases before the actual press event. At the press event, Samsung announced a new Samsung Note Pro 12.2, three new Galaxy Tab Pros---coming in the sizes of 8.4, 10.1, and 12.2...

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Samantha · Jul 5, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Camera App Ported to the Galaxy S 4

Samsung seems to be the only company right now that is producing and marketing a smart camera actually worth considering. Running Android Jelly Bean with TouchWiz and packing 16 MP, the Galaxy Camera is essentially an Android device with a really good camera. So why not port the camera, or at least the camera app, to the company's latest flagship, the Galaxy S 4? Well this is exactly what XDA Senior Member LastStandingDroid has done. Compatible with GS4s running the Google Edition firmware, LastStandingDroid...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 9, 2013

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...

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Former Writer · Dec 30, 2012

External Mics on Galaxy Devices Just One Resistor Away

Android devices support a lot of external devices. From Bluetooth speakers to external hard drives, there really isn't much you can't hook up to an Android device anymore. However, one thing that users may have trouble with is an external microphone. XDA Elite Recognized Developers AdamOutler and Rebellos are at it again. This time with a hardware mod that will allow better external mic support on most Samsung Galaxy devices. This includes the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Camera....

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Former Writer · Dec 27, 2012

Revolutionary SD Card Bootloader Work-in-Progress for Galaxy S III, Galaxy Camera

It is not very often that we throw around the words "game changer." There have been a great deal of impressive developments here at XDA over the years. However, game changers are indeed a rarity. There have been a couple of recent breakthroughs on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Camera, and other Samsung Exynos-based devices. XDA Elite Recognized Developers adamoutler and Rebellos have figured out how to boot from the SD card. We're not talking chroot style dual...

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Former Writer · Dec 24, 2012

Access Hidden Menus on the Galaxy Camera and Other Devices

The Samsung Galaxy Camera has been a developer daydream since its release. In just a short time, we've brought you news of root, UnBrickable SD mod, and an open source bootloader for the device. There are plenty of others too. Now, there is a way to access hidden menus in the Galaxy Camera. XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer Adam Outler has released a method that allows Galaxy Camera owners to access hidden menus. While some would assume that...

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jerdog · Dec 11, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera Gets Open Source Bootloader

When you buy a product, you count on being the one in control so you can do whatever you want to: dress it up, throw it on the ground, or hang it from the ceiling. Mobile carriers, and some manufacturers for that matter, have a very different idea. Since you bought the device at a discount (read: subsidy) they feel they own the device, at least until the contract term is up---and they do have a point. Often, the manufacturer...

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Former Writer · Dec 2, 2012

UnBrickable SD Released for the Samsung Galaxy Camera

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you a lot of Galaxy Camera news. If you're a watcher and not a reader, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Adam Outler talked about pretty much all of it in his popular unboxing videos. In a very short time, the Samsung Galaxy Camera got root, official Heimdall support, and all kinds of other great mods and hacks. One thing that Adam was working on was making UnBrickable Mod compatible with the Galaxy Camera. That...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 23, 2012

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Camera – Series Part 3 – XDA Developer TV

In this third part of our four-part series, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Camera with Odin, Elite Recognized Developer ChainFire's CF-AutoRoot, and a PC. Before this episode, AdamOutler submitted a recovery to Chainfire to be CF-AutoRooted.  AdamOutler shows how easy CF-AutoRoot is to use. In this episode, AdamOutler gives you a list of reasons why you would want to root your Galaxy Camera. He then gives you the step-by-step process for rooting...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 22, 2012

Teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Camera – Series Part 2 – XDA Developer TV

In this second part of our four-part series, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler tears down his recently delivered Samsung Galaxy Camera to its internal circuit boards. He goes on to point out and explain the various parts of the circuit board. Finally, AdamOutler talks about the device's build quality. If you missed it, check out part one of this series where AdamOutler unboxes the Galaxy Camera and shows of the basics. Stay tuned for part three where he shows...

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Former Writer · Nov 22, 2012

Galaxy Camera Development Moving Along: Root, Partition Tables, Heimdall, and Unbrickable Mod!

There have been a plethora of new devices added to our forum as of late. While many had large scale launches, such as the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Note II, there are others that didn't get as much of the limelight. One such device is the Samsung Galaxy Camera. It's a unique device. It has all the specs of a high end smartphone, except it's a 16 MP point-and-shoot camera, and developers here at XDA have been hacking the...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 21, 2012

Unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Camera Part 1 – XDA Developer TV

Android powering phones and tablets is old hat. The dream of many is to have Android on as many devices in their house as possible. Android-powered refrigerators? Sure. Android microwaves? You bet. Android-powered thermostats? Cool! While some of these things exist only in the mind, Samsung has released a Jelly Bean-powered digital camera, called (unsurprisingly) the Galaxy Camera. In this first part of a four part series, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler unboxes his recently delivered device. He...

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FallenWriter · Nov 21, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera Achieves Root

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is without a doubt one of the most niche devices to be given a home here on XDA. Half point-and-shoot camera and half tablet, most potential consumers will either love it or hate it. Thankfully for those who love it, you're in the company of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. You see, the esteemed XDA unboxer, box maker, and developer extraordinaire has decided to release a root guide for the device, using CF AutoRoot by fellow Elite...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 21, 2012

Forums Added for the Droid DNA, Desire C and V, Galaxy Camera, AT&T and Sprint Optimus G

Recently, we added forums for various new devices. First up is the HTC Droid DNA. HTC's late 2012 flagship packs powerful specs, a remarkably high resolution screen, and sleek curves to make any gadget lover drool. Starting with the screen, the Droid DNA (and its Japanese cousin, the J Butterfly) packs the first 1080p mobile phone display. Given the 5-inch display size, this comes out to a remarkable 440 ppi. Not just pretty to look at, the Droid DNA also packs...

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