Thursday, December 15, 2011

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 used by American Airlines for in-flight entertainment

The skin on top of android comes to the fore again. American airlines seem to have put a skin on top of android to help them provide specific services to passengers. This means fragmentation, but it also demonstrates the power which android brings to the table for such specific scenarios. Will this mean industry/services/enterprise adoption of android will become more and more? I think there are examples already, but this adds another kind...

Start­ing today, the Sam­sung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be avail­able to first- and business-class pas­sen­gers on a num­ber of Amer­i­can Air­lines inter­na­tion­al and domes­tic flights as an option for in-flight enter­tain­ment. The Galaxy Tab will replace cur­rent enter­tain­ment sys­tems and be loaded with 70 movies, plus unspec­i­fied TV and music options; the air­line also plans to bring more con­tent to the Galaxy Tab, includ­ing Wi-Fi, games, and read­ing mate­r­i­al. Amer­i­can Air­lines is claim­ing it's the first domes­tic air­line to offer a "brand­ed" tablet to pas­sen­gers (though its pilots will have iPads in the cock­pit as soon as this Fri­day).

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