“SKR” a South Korea company has come up with a new prototype multi-touch system that is powered by Google’s Android as the operating system of choice, delivering 32″ of viewing. Guess you can be more accurate than ever in a game of Angry Birds on any kind of game like this. It will run off a regular Android terminal which is connected via USB to the touch sensors, and HDMI to the display port, it perfectly replicates the android interface and can also display Full HD video.
“Our company makes digital signage, and people were asking us to create a large screen device which has multi-touch functionality like a smartphone. We first tried to make it using Windows 7, but it didn’t meet the needs of our customers. They said they wanted crisp, fluid movement like in a smartphone but with a high resolution display. But when we asked touch panel and peripheral manupacturers they said they don’t support the Android OS, so we were temporarily stalled. We want to do a lot more work with Android in the future, so we decided to develop the system ourselves.”
SKR developed their own device driver for Android in order to achieve a large, multi-touch display, and that is what is used in this device. In addition to a 32″ version, they are currently planning a wide variety of screen sizes in the ramp up to commercialization, with a 23″, 46″ and wide screen versions in mind.
No information on what version of Android this runs on, but can you spot the green phone icon on the top right hand corner of the image which is partially hidden by someone’s arm!
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