Android will be entertaining the passengers on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

Android will be entertaining the passengers on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft
The iPad craze may have taken the nation by storm, but aircraft manufacturer Boeing seems to be looking in a different direction. In an effort to spice up the entertainment system in its upcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the company has chosen Android as the platform that will provide passengers with games and multimedia during their flight.

Word comes from Mark Larson, technical manager at Boeing, who revealed that all 787s currently being assembled will have Android-based entertainment systems installed in them. The perk, however, will not be limited to first and business class travelers only as even coach passengers will be provided with a display to poke.

While the economy class seats will be equipped with 7-inch touchscreen displays, first-class suites are expected to get larger, 17-inch screens. However, they will most likely not be of the touchy kind as they would simply be too far to reach. Still, a gesture solution of some sort is currently being tried out. The displays themselves are being manufactured by Panasonic and reportedly sport viewing angles superior to those observed on average LCD screens today.

Still, we do not expect such in-flight multimedia system to deliver the full-blown Android experience we are all so familiar with, but it is nice to know that even at 30,000 feet up in the air, the little green robot will be working hard on keeping you entertained.

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13 Comments

1. Laron unregistered

This is pretty amazing to say the least.

4. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I think so too

2. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Android strikes again Actually Linux!! Nice

15. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

isnt apples os based of linux too

3. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

loving it....nice...thinking about a trip to japan so this would be really cool

5. G-Reg unregistered

Freaking sweet. It nice to see major corps. haveing faith in the somewhat new boy to the game. I hope we see a tumble effect from this and we start seeing other companys follow suit.

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

They better carry doctors on all those flights as islaves will go into convulsions and seizures over being exposed to a superior system with so much choice and customization. Their apple conditioned brains will fry the poor fools

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Boeing chose... wisely

8. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

iSheep will never enter a airplane with Android entertainment system : P

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

Lol at how u say isheep… ironic to say the least.. and what else wud boeing use besides android… thats the wholegood thing about android..

13. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Maybe they should use bada when it becomes open source ?

9. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

But a iPhony will? maybe?

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Android finds more ways to grow. What a fantastic idea.

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