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Virgin America flight crews taking off with the Nexus 7

Virgin America flight crews taking off with the Nexus 7
Virgin America is outfitting its flight crews with an important piece of in-flight equipment, the Nexus 7 tablet. Called the "Crew Pad," the stock Android tablet will be replacing all other slates in the airline's fleet. Passengers who order food directly from the entertainment center connected to their seat, are sending their orders to a "Crew Pad" belonging to a flight attendant, who will take their order and bring them their food.

One of the reasons that Virgin selected the Nexus 7, is that the slate can be updated on the fly, so to speak. Virgin's InFlight teammates took the tablets on a 30 day tests, and found that it helped them serve passengers better. The airline has started putting the Nexus 7 in the hands of its flight crew, and the complete rollout is not expected to take much longer.

"The Nexus 7 tablet from Google will replace our existing tablets, providing a thinner, lighter and faster solution and a state-of-the-art 7-inch touch screen. Our InFlight Teammates took the devices for a 30-day test run and shared great feedback, allowing them to deliver an even more efficient service to our guests."-Virgin America

Other airlines have given tablets to their pilots, to replace paper manuals, flight charts and maps. This actually saves the airlines hundreds of thousands of jet fuel annually. Besides the Apple iPad, the Microsoft Surface 2 has been approved by the FAA to replace pilots' flight bags.

Flight crew on Virgin America will be using the Nexus 7 to serve you better

Flight crew on Virgin America will be using the Nexus 7 to serve you better


via: AndroidCentral

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posted on 16 Aug 2014, 21:07 6

1. AnTuTu (Posts: 961; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Good choice...

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 21:11 4

2. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Much better than the iToys.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 23:17

6. AnTuTu (Posts: 961; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


True.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 23:43

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 844; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Not really....ever heard of a device with a stylus?

Note 2 or Note 8 comes to mind , a bit expensive than the N7 though....

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 04:22 1

11. Finalflash (Posts: 1896; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Just a bit, like a small sliver almost, only 2-3x.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 05:10

12. boosook (Posts: 1085; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Stylus? That funny thing we used in the previous century to interact with those early primitive touch interfaces?

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 21:25 2

3. hafini_27 (Posts: 294; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Wonderful choice.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 21:46 1

4. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


I just hope Muslims don't get pork, and Hindus don't get beef.

Otherwise, it will make headlines.

Well, it's Android - in hackers' hands and FREEDOM.

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 22:03 5

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


If it was Apple, their would be no options for muslims to have halal , but pork.

Apple's theroy: we will tell you what not to do , and what to do.

Don't you like your freedom?

Do you like being told what you can't do?

Do you love prison?

posted on 16 Aug 2014, 23:33

9. GreekGeek (Posts: 844; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


The NOTE 8 would've been a perfect choice for versatility.
Yeah the Stylus, for note-taking......

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