Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 04, 2012.
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AT&T has confirmed that it will carry the Samsung Galaxy Camera later this year. While it's common for AT&T to announce a new Android smartphone or tablet, the Galaxy Camera is the first Android-powered smart camera AT&T will offer. The carrier did not announce any price or release date information, but it did say that the Galaxy Camera will have access to AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network.
The Galaxy Camera is a digital camera that uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. The camera takes advantage of the Android operating system by having access to Google Play and many apps that complement photography. Possible use cases include loading images to automatically sync to Google+ or Dropbox, editing photos with a variety of different apps, or even sharing photos to Instagram. Connectivity to AT&T allows users to finish those activities and more without having to wait until they have access to a computer or WiFi network, though those are both options.
Other built-in features include:
- All Share Play, a feature that links to a Samsung HDTV to show photos and videos on the large screen. It can also be used to access a camera from a PC or Samsung Smart TV.
- Share Shot, a feature that instantly makes photos available to other compatible devices within 200 feet of the picture taker. That means friends who have a Galaxy Camera, Galaxy Note II, or Galaxy S III can all see each other's photos and save them.
- Buddy Photo Share, a feature that automatically tags faces of people who are already stored in a contacts list.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.