Samsung's unique Android-running camera, Galaxy Camera, is now receiving the Android 4.1.2 update (firmware BLL7). Some users in the UK have reportedly
received this update, and it's expected that users in other countries should get the update on their Galaxy Camera pretty soon.
This update reportedly brings a revamped Gallery app, which is similar to the one in the Galaxy Note II. It's not clear what other changes the update brings, but it is likely that Samsung has included miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera was first unveiled at IFA Berlin back in August. It features a 16-megapixel sensor with a f/2.8 aperture and 23mm-480mm lens that has 21x optical zoom. Under the hood, the camera is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, as found in the Galaxy S III smartphone. It features a 4.8-inch S-LCD display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels translating into 308 ppi. The camera also supports 3G connectivity via a micro-SIM but does not have calling features.
The most interesting feature of Galaxy Camera is the fact that it is powered by Android 4.1, so you can run virtually any Android app on this camera. The camera comes with 8GB of internal storage with the option to add another 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps), HDMI 1.4, WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Apart from this, the camera also has 1,650 mAh battery that Samsung claims can last up to seven hours.
The camera was launched in India in November last year carrying a price tag of Rs. 29,900.