Photorumors published news about the Samsung plans for the future. I am grateful to them for that.
“Several of the upcoming Samsung NX mirrorless cameras will be running on Android. The next NX series upgrade will be between January and April 2013 and at least two new NX models will use the Android OS:
- The Samsung NX1000 will be upgraded to an Android powered model using tilting screen like the MV900 and a new EVF.
- The Samsung NX210 will be replaced with the NX300. I have no info about Android OS on the NX300. The new model is expected to keep its design and add a new optional EVF and OVF that Samsung is currently working on.
- The Samsung NX-R model will also be released. It is expected to be in the same category as the Samsung NX20.
So, my comments: as you can see, it’s all pretty predictable - R-camera, which we expect to see at Photokina is delayed by six months. Android on the cameras for those who interested in the Internet more than in a photography. Necessary for any modern camera tilt-screen and EVF. And no mention of the new sensor or hybrid-AF system, or something else useful for photographers.
Really, what can photographers expect from a huge company that promised to conquer the camera market in 2013, and, at the same time, able to show at Photokina two lenses and one P&S camera? Of course, only the most advanced technology – tilt screens and the viewfinders. \sarcasm\