Here’s An Oven Which Runs on Android

Posted on Jan 9 2013 - 3:33pm by CR

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We’ve all heard or seen gadgets which are unique, strange and at times weird too. And what better way to showcase these products than to present them at the world’s annual consumer electronics fair?  Well, the CES is one such mega event where plenty of manufacturers come with their unique and witty ideas to showcase it at a larger platform. What we have here is one such product. Basically, what we’re talking about today is an oven, but that’s not what we’re interested in. It’s the fact that the oven runs on Android which has managed to get everybody excited.

Dacor’s Discovery IQ Wall Oven is as normal looking as the oven at your home probably, but it comes with a 7-inch Android tablet on top glued to its surface and it is non-removable. The oven works around the tablet, and since it runs Android 4.0.3, you can be assured of running all your apps with ease. We’re not sure as to how practical a tablet would be on an oven, but it seems like a lot of thought has gone into the making of this product. So while the cook can bake delicious cookies, he/she can also watch a video or even check out a cool new recipe simultaneously. I’m assuming it doesn’t need to be charged as the power supply for the oven provides power for the tablet too. But yes, it would be pretty useless if the tablet isn’t usable when the oven is off. So here’s a run-down of the specs.

  • 7-inch capacitive touchscreen.
  • 1 GHz Samsung S5PV210 Processor.
  • PowerVR SGX 540 GPU.
  • Wi-Fi, no cellular.
  • 16GB onboard storage, with expandable memory.

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Another cool thing about this oven is the fact that it’s remotely accessible. There will be an app launched for the tablet which can be downloaded by other members of the house to take control of the oven, which is pretty slick. The app will allow you to do pretty much anything on the oven from setting a timer to adjusting the temperature, it can do it all right within the app. The concern however is the durability of the tablet onboard. Yes, it works now and will work for a couple of years to come. But what about 10 years down the line? This is concerning because ovens are usually meant to last, and tablets usually don’t last that long. So that aspect of the tablet based oven seems a little edgy to me, but besides that it’s a neat concept and one which could attract a lot of customers. The oven in itself is pretty good apparently, so no complaints there. Dacor has priced this new Android running oven at a rather moderate $7500. So if you’ve got money to spare and want to remotely cook your turkey next thanksgiving, the Dacor Discover IQ Wall Oven is meant for you.

Via: Android Police

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