65" Android 'tablet' looks to evolve the simple white board (video)

OK, so this story seems a bit strange on the surface, but the potential is actually pretty interesting. A Turkish company, Ardic, has made a 65" Android "tablet". We'll call it a tablet because it is running Honeycomb, but that's where the similarities end. 

The prototype is still a bit of a slingshot, which is actually running Honeycomb on a 10" tablet hooked up to the 65" screen through the HDMI port. But, the 65" screen itself can handle two touch inputs and simple gestures like pinch to zoom. The plan is to add more touch inputs and be able to support full multitouch. 

Right now, it is still just a prototype, but it looks pretty cool, and the ultimate idea could be pretty interesting. The end point for the idea is to jump into the market for smart boards, which are the digital successors of chalkboards and white boards that we've all seen in classrooms. It would have to contend with smart boards, and Android would certainly need to up its education offerings, but it's a cool idea nonetheless. And, even if the screen doesn't end up being a fully integrated Android box, it would still be a nice option to be able to hook up our tablets to TVs for some 65" Angry Birds. 

source: Ardic via Engadget



1. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

They already have something better, its called a smartboard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Board

3. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

woops, mentioned that in the article description, but forgot to put it in the article itself.

2. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

not really revolutionary, my school has smartboards, although it is projected from a projector, but it would be cool i guess

4. razblack

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

uh, that is silly... really, just a docked tablet.. with a area sensor on the tele for remote control on the real tablet.. jeez... >.

5. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

my phone with hdmi can link to a bigger screen tv with hdmi and works relatively the same but just touching and operating on a smaller device but show it on a bigger device =D

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats cool and all but other than standing in front of the board to look like your doing something... how is that any better than say using a drawing app on a tablet that is HDMI mirrored to a big TV? And since im thinking about it.. how is that better than a regular white board when you factor in expense, rare earth materials used in its production, ect? First i've heard of all this so I gots questions! :) My school is old school... white boards n projectors.. lol. of course, we do have some pretty cool interactive android (not the OS) patients.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The TV is flicking doesnt look clear. Their probably controling it from somewhere.

9. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I think that's just the frame rate of the video recorder not syncing with the refresh rate of the 65" display (which is probably 60Hz).

8. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Think of the multi-appendage gestures you could do on that monster screen!!

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