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The new Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table featuring 3M's 60-point simultaneous touch technology
The new Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table featuring 3M's 60-point simultaneous touch technology
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The Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table features the same 60-point simultaneous touch technology and integrated Core i7 computer system as its Windows 8 siblings
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The Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table features the same 60-point simultaneous touch technology and integrated Core i7 computer system as its Windows 8 siblings
All of the same apps you'll find on your smartphone or tablet can be used on the Coffee Table
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All of the same apps you'll find on your smartphone or tablet can be used on the Coffee Table
Ideum's new Platform 46 Coffee Tableruns Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on Intel's x86 architecture for a fast and responsive mobile OS experience
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Ideum's new Platform 46 Coffee Tableruns Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on Intel's x86 architecture for a fast and responsive mobile OS experience
The new Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table featuring 3M's 60-point simultaneous touch technology
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The new Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table featuring 3M's 60-point simultaneous touch technology
The Platform 46 Coffee Table sports a 46-inch bezel-free 3M C4667PW multi-touch LCD display at 1080p resolution and a small-form-factor PC hidden within a high-grade aluminum pedestal
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The Platform 46 Coffee Table sports a 46-inch bezel-free 3M C4667PW multi-touch LCD display at 1080p resolution and a small-form-factor PC hidden within a high-grade aluminum pedestal

When considering the use of Android smartphone apps on a bigger screen, many of us would probably think no larger than a tablet, or perhaps even an All-in-One. But what if you could play all your favorite games, update your social media profiles, or dive into productivity and lifestyle apps on a 46-inch multi-touch display? With the new Android version of the Platform 46 Coffee Table debuted by Ideum and 3M at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas yesterday, you can do just that.

The Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table features the same 60-point simultaneous touch technology and integrated Core i7 computer system as its Windows-based tables announced last year. That means a 46-inch bezel-free 3M C4667PW multi-touch LCD display at 1080p resolution, with a chemically-strengthened glass surface and IP54 waterproof rating, and a small-form-factor PC that boasts a 3.7 GHz quad-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive hidden within a high-grade aluminum pedestal.

All of the same apps you'll find on your smartphone or tablet can be used on the Coffee Table
All of the same apps you'll find on your smartphone or tablet can be used on the Coffee Table

It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on Intel's x86 architecture for the promise of a fast and responsive mobile OS experience. All of the same apps you'll find on your smartphone or tablet can be used on the Coffee Table, but the new larger screen format opens the door to multi-user, multi-touch, big screen application development.

The Android version of the Platform 46 Coffee Table will go on sale later in the year, with prices starting at a snip under US$7,000. Ideum is planning to offer Android versions of other devices in its product line, too, and will include dual-boot Android and Windows 8 systems.

The new Coffee Table can be seen in action in the video below.

Source: Ideum

Multitouch Coffee Table with Android

3 comments
Paul Adams
Space invaders anyone ??? :-)
Browser
they should make a smart table instead.. which can warm up your coffee, giving you a latest news, while you checking your latest email and message
Gadgeteer
It's running Android, so no thanks. Now, on the other hand, if I could run the Master Control Program on it...