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The making of an Android tablet (video)

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The making of an Android tablet (video)
You probably already have a basic idea about the scale of the manual labor of making Apple’s iPad in China, but you have probably never seen the tiny details of assembling and testing a tablet in Shenzhen, the manufacturing capital of the world. 

An inside peek at a factory in China, gives you a very detailed, and we’d say captivating, video of how labor is brilliantly fragmented and production streamlined for a cheap $50 AllWinner 7-inch Android tablet.

You can see how all the small parts are put together, and the work is definitely not fun for the employees who have to do the same thing over and over again. It’s said that per day that particular factory in the video pumps out some 4,000 tablets, so you can imagine there’s no time for a smile or small talk during work. The faces of workers are serious, concentrated, as they move their hands quickly doing the same thing over and over again.

You can hear the usual machine sounds interrupted only by the occasional knocking on a table, done to test the microphone on a device. The workers are young, and actually those are the people bringing those magical devices out into the world. Just watching the video makes you appreciate your gadgets more now, doesn’t it?


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posted on 18 Jun 2012, 07:54 2

1. s1ebee (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


I think captivating is the right word..... It's almost hypnotic to watch. Wouldn't fancy doing it myself though.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 11:20 3

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 826; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


All I can say is factory jobs suck, and I'm glad I went to college to get myself a degree.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 12:00

3. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


they make 7 tablets a day to keep with demand..

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 14:46 2

4. lilg29 (Posts: 75; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


they better be paid well, otherwise i'm unsure if i want to live on this planet anymore...

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 14:51 4

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wow, it seems like its pretty much all chicks that work there.

taco still couldnt get a date there. lol

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:40

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


It's on purpose... small hands do better with tiny electronic components.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 20:54 1

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Looks like it's really no fun being a factory worker doing the same thing over and over again with almost no breaks and working nonstop.

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