Polaroid confirms Android-powered compact camera system for CES 2013

Can Polaroid find its niche again with a little Android power?

Android cameras are getting serious. Polaroid has confirmed it has an Android-based compact camera system in the offing for CES 2013.

Polaroid has confirmed that it plans to launch an compact camera system running Android at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month.

The device, which had been leaked in the last few weeks, will be the first Android-based camera to boast interchangeable lenses and could be the first of a raft of new snappers with Android on-board.

Now its official. Scott Hardy, president and CEO of Polaroid told Imaging Resource. "There will be an Android powered, interchangeable lens camera introduced by Polaroid at CES 2013. Additional information and specs will be released during the show."

Hardy did not reveal any specs or an official name for the device, but speculation suggests that it will be running Android Jelly Bean, will be called the 'IM1836' and will come backing an 18.1-megapixel sensor.

The launch at CES will be Polaroid's second Android camera. At the same event last year, Polaroid revealed the SC1630 point-and-shoot camera, although that's yet to go on sale.

Android-based cameras could be a big theme for 2013 as manufacturers look to regain some the ground lost to smartphones offering easy sharing to services like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Via Imaging Resource