Apple’s iPad hasn’t conquered the whole airline industry with American Airlines announcing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 availability in premium class cabins on select flights. The Android tablet will replace the current personal entertainment devices in American’s First and Business Class cabins on transcontinental flights between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles, JFK and San Francisco, Miami and San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles, and Miami and Los Angeles; and international flights to and from Europe and South America.
During the initial rollout, customers can choose from over 70 movies, including 30 new releases, with three titles exclusive to American from Paramount, as well as a variety of TV programs and audio selections.
American’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with a custom UI/software that includes a “clean and intuitive design,” providing customers quick and easy access to their favorite programs throughout the flight. Additional tablet functionality and content will be rolled out over time, beginning in Q1 2012, and will include Wi-Fi capability on equipped aircraft, games, eReader publications, and more.