32″ Android Touchscreen Device

What do you think about having a 32-inch Android-powered touchscreen display in your living room? The engineers at SKR Technology in Japan have been working on exactly that.

The company usually builds digital signage, they were approached by some customers who wanted a large screen device that had multi-touch functionality similar to a smartphone. They tried building a solution around Windows 7, but it didn’t work as smoothly as they wanted. So they turned towards Android, but were disappointed to find out that none of their suppliers supported the OS.

For their next move, they built their own interface that allows an Android-powered device to interact with multi-touch displays. In the video embedded below the display works quite well, mirroring everything on the Android device’s screen.

Not yet available commercially, but I think my 2 year old can’t wait to get her fingers and hands on it.

One problem: Gorilla Arms!


New Mobile Phone Tactile Development Platform From Immersion

Motiv is a new development platform from Immersion. This should make creating more engaging UI and games on Android mobile devices easier and faster.

I am particularly interested in the ability to create different frequencies of vibration easily. I have worked with other Immersion software in the past including rumble and touch sense.

One of the things that make their development platforms so attractive are the easy dashboards that allow developers to select a set of elements, like keyboards or vibrations.