Androids Newest Handset Manufacturer is... Kodak?

Discussion in 'Android News' started by PereDroid, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,299
    Likes Received:
    3,159
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,721
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    [​IMG]

    Raise your "hand" if you remember a company called Kodak? Some of you millennials can be forgiven if you haven't heard of them. They probably haven't been too prominent in your lifetime. They used to be one of the largest photography companies in the world. Based out of Rochester, New York, they sold cameras and film to millions around the world. (LINK if you aren't sure what film is).

    I saw this announcement, and at first, I thought it surely must be an old article from 2010. Nope. It's legit. The Kodak Ektra is a leatherette covered, Android 6.0 phone sporting a Helio X-20 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of micro-SD expandable storage and a 3,000 mAh (non removable) battery. It looks to be a pretty vanilla Android install with Kodak's own camera app that actually seems pretty nice. Sadly, the specs on the camera look to be pretty middle of the road by today's standards. Currently only announced for European release at a pricey €450. I will update this post if/when US pricing is released.

    Source: Ars Technica
     
    • Like Like x 5
  2. liftedplane

    liftedplane Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    703
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +861
    I loved my kodak printer, best printer I've ever owned... I'd give this a look.
     
  3. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,342
    Likes Received:
    6,595
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,095
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    I never thought I would see a smart phone made by Kodak. Interesting.
     
  4. Efin

    Efin Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Messages:
    5,714
    Likes Received:
    3,415
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +3,652
    My first digital camera was a Kodak, 2.1mp stolen by a damn laborer.... Glad the Internet wasn't huge back then or I'd have to explain to some GFs about "those deleted pictures"

    Sent from my New Note 7
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  5. kixfan

    kixfan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2014
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Northern NY
    Ratings:
    +164
    Current Phone Model:
    LG V10 on AT&T.
    Twitter:
    kixfan
    Now that's what I call a camera bump! Look at the size of that thing! I don't care for the bottom but I see the reason for it being that way. Good to see Kodak is still around. I thought they were long gone after they stopped the film/camera sales.
     
  6. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,458
    Likes Received:
    7,038
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,379
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    They were bought and sold at least once when they stopped making film.

    If they're trying to rely on the name, the camera should be the best on the market. These specs definitely seem underwhelming, unless they have some secret card up their sleeve.
     
  7. akhenax

    akhenax Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    370
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    NY
    Ratings:
    +493
    Too little too late Kodak, however, if the camera is the main focus of this device, then we may have a winner.
     
  8. liftedplane

    liftedplane Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    703
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +861
    It's a completely new direction... at least it's not RIM... they are the epitome of too little too late.
     
  9. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,299
    Likes Received:
    3,159
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,721
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    It has "6 Axis OIS". What the heck is that?
    I would expect a better flash on this.
     
    #9 PereDroid, Oct 20, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016
  10. 94lt1

    94lt1 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    17,152
    Likes Received:
    4,040
    Trophy Points:
    1,138
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +4,530
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2
    This could lead to some awesome stuff though. Consider it. A phone built around a telephoto lens camera or something like that .night vision. Blah blah .id buy that phone just cause . lol

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
  11. mikekhelxD

    mikekhelxD Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +40
    Fujifilm, you're next!! Let the rivalry continue...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. cr6

    cr6 Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    8,354
    Likes Received:
    5,877
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    NW Rocky Mtn region
    Ratings:
    +6,707
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S7 Edge
    Twitter:
    @dronewolfmedia