5 weird Android devices with no reasonable explanation for their existence
posted by Luis D. / May 19, 2015, 8:19 AM
We'll let you see that for yourself, as each of the five examples inside the slideshow manifest themselves as logic-defying products of what could only be a desperate desire to stay "current". Or "ahead of the time". Or maybe it's the simple idea of sticking an Android tablet inside something and seeing if it will sell better because of it (no, it won't).
Anyway... for your nightmarish entertainment, we present you:
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"Weird or not, this $3,699 kitchen mogul" Holy mother of God. 3.7 grand for one cheapo tablet?!
posted on May 19, 2015, 8:27 AM 2
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1 - If only airlines make use of this idea and start installing tablets to our seats, than force us to use the horrible J2ME-based monstrosities 2, 3 - This is probably the only area where less features are better 4 - I don't mind this product existing 5 - No comment
posted on May 19, 2015, 8:34 AM 1
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People forget that touch pad and other intelligent devices all have some kind of operating system (my TV runs Linux). So why not Android? I wish my 2011 car had Android (Donut would be fine) and a touch screen so I wouldn't have to look up what buttons to push to reset the clock every six months for daylight savings time. My refridgerator is fine as is but if it added time and weather to it's refridgerator oriented touch screen, that would be nice (not Pandora, though - I don't need to expand the battle between rock vs. my two millennials pop and rap to the kitchen). As a lightweight, touch oriented, open source OS, I suspect Android is in a lot of devices and as touch screens replace touch pads it will become more apparent.
posted on May 19, 2015, 12:48 PM 1
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Not really weird,YES,could had at least been an 8inch,IPS,267ppi resolution screen, powered by 1.7 GHz Quad core Android 4.2 Jellybean with 1GB of RAM....but, Nevertheless,I'm pretty sure it still does serve its "Cheap" purposes though...LOL.
posted on May 19, 2015, 1:27 PM 0
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Honestly the screen on a fridge that runs android is usless and pointless. I go to my fridge for food/drink and I'm not there any longer than a few seconds. So i guess in those few secs I could have a quick browse... -_-
posted on May 19, 2015, 11:52 PM 1
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Some of these features would be pretty neat. The headrest thing would better if they just created a mount to mount your tablet or phone and the ability to charge it from there. The fridge would be pretty much just a nicety, and maybe a good way to apply specific temperature controls. Same kind of deal with the washing machine, would be useful if can apply more specific controls than the standard controls would allow. #4 is just stupid since Windows 8 tablets are prevalent now, and Bluestacks is now updated to Jellybean and works much better than it used to. #5 would have very limited use, but would be great for storing contacts and dialing without remembering speed dial codes, and would also be nice for doing custom ringers and such.
posted on May 20, 2015, 3:50 PM 0
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