5 weird Android devices with no reasonable explanation for their existence

5 weird Android devices with no reasonable explanation for their existence
The world is a weird place. It's not only us, human beings, that make it weird, though. Sometimes we create machines and stick Android-powered computers in them, because of... well, reasons. In turn, these products add up to a whole new level of strangeness, sometimes beyond human comprehension. 

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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18 Comments

1. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

#3 looks like a microwave oven... wrong picture?

2. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

"Weird or not, this $3,699 kitchen mogul" Holy mother of God. 3.7 grand for one cheapo tablet?!

9. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

That's a refrigerator not a tablet it just include a tablet on board.

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

4. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

This ice is taking forever to come out, let me look at some news....

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

More like an undergrad's thesis proposal that has been turned down by the faculty. Lol.

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Android car radios are pretty sweet. I don't know what PA is smoking.

7. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Yikes

8. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

The fridge now has fragmentation and lag. oh wait that's just crushed ice.

10. Hildy

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

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.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Wait before Apple "invent" these

12. x-lawz

Posts: 14; Member since: May 19, 2015

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.

13. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol that headrest tablet looks like it's running froyo or something older not gingerbread, but it's probably sufficient enough for simple games for kids if it doesn't freeze up with that ram.

14. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I disagree with this entire article, right down to the object oriented programming language jab.

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2351; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Why didn't isn't an android phone included ????

16. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

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... -_-

17. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i'm incredibly interested in the prospect of getting a text when my washer/dryer, dishwasher etc... are finished...

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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.

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