As Android development continues to surge in popularity and the expectations for multi-touch interactivity becomes the norm for commercial applications, developing a high-performance Android OS solution for large-format, multi-touch devices such as touch tables, kiosks and wall displays has become increasingly important.
Now, thanks to a collaboration between US companies Ideum and 3M, Android developers in key markets – such as gaming, entertainment, retail, trade shows and museum exhibits – can create large-format, multi-user Android applications that employ 3M’s multi-touch technology in Ideum’s line of table and kiosk products.
The first example of the high-performance Android OS, running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) on Intel’s x86 architecture, was exhibited on Ideum’s Platform 46 Coffee Table at the recent Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas. The company says additional Android offerings are planned throughout the year, including dual-boot Android and Windows 8 systems. The table’s 3M multi-touch display features a full HD 1080p LCD with a waterproof, chemically strengthened surface. A small form-factor PC inside is equipped with an Intel i7 3,7 GHz hyper-threaded quad-core processor with 16 GB of RAM.
Take a closer look at the Platform 46 multitouch coffee table in this video…