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Hacker makes a 23in Android tablet

Bigger is better, apparently
Thu Sep 22 2011, 11:39

HACKER Martin Drashkov has created a custom built 23in touchscreen Android tablet that he calls the Megapad.

Over a period of a few weeks Drashkov has produced a monster sized tablet that he believes will be a mainstream computing device within a few years. With a bigger is better style approach he says that the Megapad is the "next logical step" following on from the Ipad, which Apple launched in 2010.

Drashkov said, "Unlike tablets, devices like this will make simultaneous use by two users a practicality and will let users more fully immerse themselves in apps and games."

He built the device using "off-the-shelf components" for a cost of less than $600, though he admits that the Megapad isn't very portable. It runs Google's Android Gingerbread operating system because of its "openness and flexibility".

He hasn't released any technical details so we don't know what the system comprises apart from the apparent Acer display. The demo video shows the Megapad running Google Earth and Fruit Ninja applications. µ


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