During our visit to CES 2013 we stopped some time in the Polaroid booth to see the recently announced iM1836 , micro four thirds camera that uses Android 4.1 as operating system.
The good news is that there is nothing to stop the attendees to view and manipulate it as they please. It is one of those military secrets that hide behind glass cases, the bad news is that it has to play drums with the operating system (shown after the racks).
As 5PM give Las Vegas, at which time we have our appointment to try it, let me tell you about the hardware. There is only one word to describe it: cheap. Yes, the quality of components is of the lowest quality and it shows when handling or removing the lens.
The material of the body, as the target, the connectors, the knob to change shooting modes and other controls seem a Chinese camera can be purchased for less than $ 100.
The screen is touch and although we could not prove it, we did not attempt to Android model that costs $ 50 USD.The experience was not as positive as it seems to display quality of the first generation of digital cameras.
It remains to test the software to see how you can benefit with Android. The truth is that not too handsome for this model, less if you can buy Panasonic or Olympus cameras for 50 or $ 100 below the price of iM1836.