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...
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 then shows of some of the basic features. Stay tuned for part two, where AdamOutler does his typical hardware tear down, and part three where he shows you how to obtain root!
Check out Adam’s other unboxing Videos:
- Big Android BBQ 2012
- Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III
- Nexus 7
- Meizu MX
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Droid RAZR
- Auraslate Lifepad
- Nook Tablet
- Notion Ink Adam
- Galaxy S II
- Asus Transformer
Also, be sure to check out other great video’s on XDA Developer TV.
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