The Biggest Android Tablet in the World (Updated)

Seven inches or ten inches? Geek rage over which form factor fits best will never end, unless the entire debate is crushed under the weight of this 65-inch Android behemoth. Now you can watch screen lag in 1080p!


And finally, a tablet that will fit proportionally inside Khloe Kardashian's pants. The monster tablet was cooked up by some clever Turkish engineers using a commonplace Android tablet and an off the shelf HDTV. The mega-tablet sorcery comes from sensors added to the TV, which allow for touch gestures as if it were really an enormous capacitive display—and from the demo, it looks like it pretty much is. The team plans to add more sensors for greater multitouch sensitivity, but even in its current form, it's a pretty awesome setup. I think I'd prefer a giant Android tab over anything else—imagine Google Earth! Although this can't be good for eyestrain. Or your electricity bill. [Engadget]

Update: Baran (the guy in the video) got in touch to let me know the rig isn't quite as simple as I made it out to be:

The 65-inch touchscreen is not an off-the-shelf TV. It's a an LCD touchscreen with optical sensors. Not terribly hard to make (a hardware partner in Turkey made it), but also not for sale at Best Buy :)

The 10-inch tablet's hardware is standard, but the "sorcery" comes from our build of Honeycomb. We had to make lots of device driver and other kernel-level changes to optimize the touch input, get crisp 1080p and for a fast handover when docking.



I'm holding out for either, and would preferably like to see it happen before the semester ends, I have research papers to work on, and a desire to take Physiology and Anatomy in the future. Need the space, and the ability to move quickly. Make it so techie developer peoples.