Samsung Announces WiFi-Only Galaxy Camera

Last year, Samsung launched its first Android powered digital camera. This device offers various connectivity options including 3G as well as 4G LTE in select markets. The Samsung Galaxy Camera was shipped with the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Today, Samsung went ahead and announced the new WiFi-only Galaxy Camera.

As the name suggest, the latest variant of Galaxy Camera won’t pack a cellular radio. You will need to find a stable Wi-Fi connection before uploading your photos to Facebook, Instagram and other social networking sites. Apart from that, there are no major changes in the specs of this device.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera features a large 4.8 inch HD SLCD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 21x zoom lens, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and a 1650mAh battery.

Samsung has not yet announced the price of this device. However, the price is expected to be much lower than the previously launched Galaxy Camera with 3G/4G connectivity. This handset will go on sale in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its first Android powered camera – the Galaxy Camera. The update does not really bring any new features except for some bug fixes, and slight improvement in performance and stability.

For the unknown, the Galaxy Camera from Samsung packs in a 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD with 720p HD resolution, a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and all the other usual bunch of sensors and connectivity features. The 16MP sensor on the Galaxy Camera is accompanied by a 28-48mm (35mm) optical lens which allows for up 21x optical zoom.

Samsung released the Galaxy Camera with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and its own nature inspired TouchWIZ UI. As of now, Samsung has started rolling out the update only in the United Kingdom. Galaxy Camera owners can update their device either by using Samsung’s KIES software or via OTA.

Via – SamMobile

Open Galaxy Bootloader Will Allow Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Camera To Boot From SD Card

Galaxy S3 owners, here is some good news for you. Elite Recognized developers – Adam Outler and Rebellos – have managed to come up with a “totally revolutionary SDCard” based bootloader for Samsung’s Exynos based devices.

The ‘Open Galaxy Bootloader’ is an alternative to Samsung’s closed source bootloader, and will allow Exynos based Samsung devices to boot from a SD card. As of now, the “Open Galaxy Bootloader” will works only on the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Camera.

The open-sourced bootloader will also allow advanced users to recover bricked Galaxy S3 devices. After some more development, it will be possible for Galaxy S3 owners to directly boot into other OSes such as Ubuntu, Chrome OS or WebOS.

As of now, Adam is waiting to get his hands on a ‘dead’ Galaxy S3. Until someone loans or donates his ‘dead’ Galaxy S3 to him, not much progress can be made in the project. So, if you own a Galaxy S3 that died overnight while charging and is refusing to boot now and are interested in donating the device to Adam, head over to this XDA thread.