Kodak partners with Bullitt Group to launch Android smartphones and tablets

BY Evan Selleck

Published 26 Dec 2014

image Kodak

Kodak hasn’t been a name said in households for quite some time, but it looks like the company is ready to give it another go. This time with the help of Android.

According to an official announcement made through a press release from both Kodak and the Bullitt Group (the company that manufactures rugged Caterpillar Android-based smartphones), both Android smartphones and tablets are on the way. The new slate of mobile devices, according to the release, will launch in 2015. As expected, the devices will indeed have a bigger focus on the images taken by the camera, but it looks like most of the improvements will be aimed at the software, rather than hardware. In the release, there’s no mention of any hardware specifics.

The release also mentions “great design and UI,” so it will be interesting to see how Kodak’s attempt at Android-based smartphones and tablets pans out. The release notes that these handsets will be made for consumers that want the experience of a high-end smartphone and tablet, but don’t want to deal with “increasingly complicated mobile devices.” At the same time, it means that Bullitt and Kodak “won’t compromise” on the overall design or user experience of the mobile devices.

As probably should be expected, the first Kodak smartphone will make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, 2015. A connected camera is set to launch in the later part of 2015, as well as a 4G-enabled handset, and at least one tablet.

What do you think of Kodak’s idea?

[via Engadget; PR Newswire]