After Polaroid, Samsung could be the next manufacturer to release an Android based digital camera. They already filed a patent for a Samsung Galaxy camera. Engadget was recently at Samsung's Korean headquarters and reported that the company is considering an "open" camera operating system:
"One interesting bit of discussion: Samsung is considering an "open" camera operating system. It's still early days and nothing is confirmed but, given the company's support for Android on other platforms, that OS would be a logical choice. What we know is that Samsung R&D has been researching bringing Android to its digital cameras -- a move that would be far from shocking, considering that development teams do tend to collaborate, and the company clearly has experience with the Google OS. And while there are likely to be such open OS prototypes buried deep within Sammy HQ, they're mere experiments at this point -- at least from a production perspective."