Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be outfitted with Android-based entertainment systems

Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be outfitted with Android-based entertainment systems

Not exactly a mobile news, but since it’s Android we’re talking about, it is somewhat related.

You’ve probably heard about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner; what you may don’t know is that it will come outfitted with an Android-based entertainment system. Actually, Dreamliner customers will be able to choose between two different systems, the Panasonic eX3 and the Thales TopSeries Avant. The latter has been shown off during a demonstration at the Farnborough International Airshow and we’re hearing it rocks.

The TopSeries Avant will be available with 10 and 17-inch screen sizes, each featuring a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 256GB of built-in memory, which will undoubtedly be used for storing all the movies. Moreover, there will be some customized interface running on top of Android, providing quick access to various content types, as well as web browsing since the Dreamliner comes with Internet access support.

Touch Passenger Media Unit

But that’s not all. Some configurations of Boeing’s “baby” will also ship with the Touch Passenger Media Unit (or TouchPMU), a 3.8-inch handheld Android device that is designed to serve as a companion to the tablet unit. Pretty cool… Unfortunately, there are still not that many Dreamliners in service, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer to be able to play with these gadgets in the sky.

[Via: AndroidPolice]

  • Interesting news. We have a lot of Android fans at our office, so we shared it around. You also inspired one of our blog posts today. Thanks for sharing the story!

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