(Image credit: Nikon Rumors)

Android is not just about phones. Given the flexibility and extensibility of the platform, we’re now seeing Android running on embedded devices such as cameras. Nikon, for one, has been known to be developing an Android-powered digital camera, the S800c. A few leaked press images have surfaced, care of Nikon Rumors.

Specs-wise, the Nikon Coolpix S800c is said to come with a 25-250 mm Nikkor lens, a 3.5-inch OLED screen, and GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will have access to Google Play apps.

Note how the two images differ, particularly the lenses. One comes with a 12X wide optical zoom ED lens, while the other a 3X zoom. Is Nikon planning different variants? Nikon will reportedly launch the S800c officially on Wednesday, August 22, well ahead of Photokina in Cologne, Germany this September.

J. Angelo Racoma
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