Flickr Releases Android App

Flickr Android App

Flickr has released a new Android app, which is a free download from the Android Market Place.  The new app features a built-in camera, upload integration with Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and others, and geotagging.  It also offers access to Flickr organizational features and groups (although, I’m seeing limited options for any serious organizational features so far).

You can find it in the Android Market here.

Camera Phones Get 14MP and 1080p HD

While these specs aren’t out of the ordinary for point and shoot cameras, you might raise an eyebrow at a 14MP camera phone that captures 1080p video as well.  Well, expect them soon.

Omnivision has developed a 14MP HD sensor to be used in cell phones, as well as a sibling sensor with the same pixel count for use in compact cameras.  Given the noisy images produced by much lower MP-count sensors of the same size, you have to be concerned about what kind of grain a 14MP sensor on a mobile phone camera is going to produce.  Maybe the backside illumination of the sensors will help ease the noise.

According to Omnivision, the new sensors are capable of producing 1080p video at 60 frames per second.  These new sensors go into mass production in the second quarter of 2010.

More details on the new sensors in the press release below. [Read more...]

Samsung INNOV8 – 8 Megapixel Camera Phone Gets DIVX Certification

Camera phones have really stepped it up over the past several months. I remember thinking 2 megapixels was pretty solid in my Nokia a couple years back; however, Samsung brings in a whopping 8 megapixels with their new INNOV8, which also features certified DIVX playback and internal storage of 16GB. Read the two press releases below for further details on the INNOV8. [Read more...]