Remember yesterday's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Zoom "smartphone" with optical zoom and more? Sure you do and while the Galaxy Zoom isn't the successor of last year's launched Galaxy Camera, Samsung Electronics' CEO himself, Shin Jong-kyun, confirmed that the Korean electronics giant plans to release a replacement of the Galaxy Camera - the "Galaxy Camera 2" at next week's Galaxy and Ativ event in London. He literal confirmed journalists that also Samsung's latest mirrorless camera will run on Google's Android OS. However, he has yet not indicated if the "Galaxy Camera 2" will also feature 2G/3G or if it will again only feature WiFi (which might make more sense).
According to the Korean Times, "Samsung is investing heavily in mirrorless cameras as" as Samsung expects "increased corporate awareness" and "undisputable leverage in manufacturing" which should help Samsung to get a bigger stake in the lucrative and promising market.
Hopefully, this time the Galaxy Camera is better spec'd and comes with the latest and greatest mirrorless camera features, CMOS and specs. Just putting Android on a media core point and shot camera isn't enough anymore.
Cheers ~ Arne