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Android will be entertaining the passengers on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

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Android will be entertaining the passengers on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft
The iPad craze may have taken the nation by storm, but aircraft manufacturer Boeing seems to be looking in a different direction. In an effort to spice up the entertainment system in its upcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the company has chosen Android as the platform that will provide passengers with games and multimedia during their flight.

Word comes from Mark Larson, technical manager at Boeing, who revealed that all 787s currently being assembled will have Android-based entertainment systems installed in them. The perk, however, will not be limited to first and business class travelers only as even coach passengers will be provided with a display to poke.

An Android-based multimedia system will be entertaining the passengers on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

An Android-based multimedia system will be entertaining the passengers on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

While the economy class seats will be equipped with 7-inch touchscreen displays, first-class suites are expected to get larger, 17-inch screens. However, they will most likely not be of the touchy kind as they would simply be too far to reach. Still, a gesture solution of some sort is currently being tried out. The displays themselves are being manufactured by Panasonic and reportedly sport viewing angles superior to those observed on average LCD screens today.

Still, we do not expect such in-flight multimedia system to deliver the full-blown Android experience we are all so familiar with, but it is nice to know that even at 30,000 feet up in the air, the little green robot will be working hard on keeping you entertained.

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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:46 4

1. Laron (unregistered)


This is pretty amazing to say the least.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:25 3

4. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I think so too

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:57 2

2. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Android strikes again

Actually Linux!!

Nice

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 06:10 1

15. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


isnt apples os based of linux too

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:09 2

3. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


loving it....nice...thinking about a trip to japan so this would be really cool

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:54 1

5. G-Reg (unregistered)


Freaking sweet. It nice to see major corps. haveing faith in the somewhat new boy to the game.

I hope we see a tumble effect from this and we start seeing other companys follow suit.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:10 3

6. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


They better carry doctors on all those flights as islaves will go into convulsions and seizures over being exposed to a superior system with so much choice and customization. Their apple conditioned brains will fry the poor fools

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:48 1

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Boeing chose... wisely

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:31 2

8. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


iSheep will never enter a airplane with Android entertainment system : P

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 22:33 1

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


Lol at how u say isheep… ironic to say the least.. and what else wud boeing use besides android… thats the wholegood thing about android..

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 06:04

13. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Maybe they should use bada when it becomes open source ?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:00 1

9. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


But a iPhony will?

maybe?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:46 1

10. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Android finds more ways to grow. What a fantastic idea.

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