∞ Boeing 'Dreamliner' gets Android touchscreens

Australian Business Traveller:

According to Mark Larson, technical manager at Boeing’s Dreamliner Gallery, all 787s now in production will be fitted with Android-based servers and touchscreens.

The Android systems will be used for in-flight entertainment systems throughout first class and coach seating on the giant airliner, according to the report. Panasonic has built Android touchscreens certified for use by Boeing in the 787s.

The report says that “Boeing’s decision effectively locks out Apple [and others]” from being installed on the 787. Not such a big deal, considering how many of the 787’s passengers are likely to be carrying iOS devices anyway.