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This Is The World's Largest Android Tablet (So Far)

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Ardic Technology says this 65-inch touchscreen setup is the world's largest Android tablet.

Engadget points to a YouTube video (seen below) featuring the "world's largest" Android tablet, measuring at 65 inches. Created by Istanbul, Turkey-based Ardic Technology, the device isn't exactly a full-fledged tablet as suggested, but merely a 65-inch touch screen powered by a 10-inch Android tablet.

As seen in the video, the two devices are connected by a tablet dock. However the result seemingly allows the user to access content directly on the display by using motions like panning Honeycomb screens and touching app icons. Gamers can even play Fruit Ninja by slashing their finger across the huge screen.

According to the company, the current display only contains two touch sensors, but four will be added later to enable multi-touch support. The actual 10-inch tablet has a modified version of Honeycomb that can output 1080p video, and an HDMI jack for said video and audio output to the display.

As for other specs, the device seems to have been manufactured in-house (meaning it's not by Samsung, Asus etc) and features a Tegra 2 SoC, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, dual cameras, USB, microSD, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. In addition to HDMI, the 65-inch display features a USB port for touch input.

Ardic is currently in talks with education and enterprise customers, promoting the setup up as a more power-efficient and cost-efficient alternative to smart boards. Eventually the company wants to release a setup featuring displays of any size and a pocketable "controller" like an Android smartphone.

World's biggest Android tablet (65-inch)

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    gladosiri , November 16, 2011 9:23 AM
    One question.

    Why?
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    ewood , November 16, 2011 9:23 AM
    pretty sweet feature. how much is a 65inch touch screen though? just being able to play back 1080p content to a tv over hdmi would be sweet, but its too bad in dash dvd players dont have hdmi i/o support yet.
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    gladosiri , November 16, 2011 9:23 AM
    One question.

    Why?
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    RabidFace , November 16, 2011 9:36 AM
    Again with misleading headlines from Toms. *having deja vu*

    And as for this article...ehhh.

    Hate to say it, but not really impressed. Why have fingerprints all over your screen when you can just output the device through HDMI and control it from the tablet? I do see some applications for having this though, just not many. Open to criticism :) 

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    EDVINASM , November 16, 2011 9:48 AM
    I'd love my TV to have this functionality. Not that cool in the living room but very fancy in study/work room :)  Thumbs up, looks great. Never mind fingerprints, we have microfibre cloths for that, quite cheap too.
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    de5_Roy , November 16, 2011 9:50 AM
    isnt a large tablet just a decent sized aio screen? hell i think one can easily use android in an aio.
    android brands seem like grasping at gimmicks trying to make tablets popular. learn from apple how to sell bs!
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    CKKwan , November 16, 2011 9:58 AM
    I think it will be great if the display is at native 1080p.

    Otherwise it is more like a project with touch screen.
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    ojas , November 16, 2011 10:37 AM
    So touchscreen monitors are now universally called tablets?
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    qu3becker , November 16, 2011 11:02 AM
    tablet... is supposed to be a smaller form of a table, right?
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    beardguy , November 16, 2011 11:34 AM
    "Never mind fingerprints, we have microfibre cloths for that, quite cheap too."

    You know how annoying it would be to have to use a microfiber cloth on this every day? That screen is huge, we aren't talking the minor inconvenience of a small phone screen. Even on tablets you always see everyone's greasy fingerprints all over the screen.

    Seriously either they need a touch-free approach to this kind of thing (like Kinect) or someone needs to come up with a fingerprint-free type of solution to coat them. Something seemingly so mundane would be a deal breaker for me personally.
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    back_by_demand , November 16, 2011 12:04 PM
    gladosiriOne question. Why?

    Drop it on its side and have a competitor to Microsoft Surface, just like the tables in the cocktail lounge at the Rio in Vegas.
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    everygamer , November 16, 2011 12:07 PM
    um, why is this news. My Asus Transformer via HDMI puts the tablet display on a TV. So anything I do on my tablet happens on the screen. I could jump in my car, run over to bestbuy, hook it up to a $10,000 70inch LED display and have the biggest tablet in the world.

    Now, if they were doing that wirelessly I would be impressed.
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    hoof_hearted , November 16, 2011 12:24 PM
    That would be hard to find a shoulder bag for.
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    husker , November 16, 2011 3:32 PM
    ArticleCreated by Istanbul, Turkey-based Ardic Technology...

    My Thanksgiving dinner will be turkey-based as well, on a large table(t). :) 
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    rosen380 , November 16, 2011 4:17 PM
    " I could jump in my car, run over to bestbuy, hook it up to a $10,000 70inch LED display and have the biggest tablet in the world."

    If that screen had a touch interface that would control the hardware in the tablet, which it wouldn't...
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    The Greater Good , November 16, 2011 5:36 PM
    ewood but its too bad in dash dvd players dont have hdmi i/o support yet.


    Holy crap would that make things SO MUCH easier. Hell, if an in-dash DVD player supported VGA inputs I'd be happy because then I could do my long awaited car computer. Set it up with wireless tethering to my phone and a 1TB internal hard drive. ::homerdrool.jpg::
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    Dacatak , November 16, 2011 6:58 PM
    gladosiriOne question. Why?


    Why not?
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    belardo , November 16, 2011 8:51 PM
    What bull. Almost any android tablet and some phones can be plugged into a TV. Yeah yeah, it has touch sensors, so what?

    If you want to do a PRESENTATION with a tablet. The presenter would use... a 10" tablet hooked to a Projector or regular HDTV. Afterall, if you are PRESENTING in front of a crowd - having YOUR body and arms cover the part of the screen is... counter productive.

    Stupid idea. Oh well... next.
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    brotoles , November 16, 2011 10:12 PM
    rabidfaceAgain with misleading headlines from Toms. *having deja vu*And as for this article...ehhh. Hate to say it, but not really impressed. Why have fingerprints all over your screen when you can just output the device through HDMI and control it from the tablet? I do see some applications for having this though, just not many. Open to criticism


    About the misleading headline... From what I could understand this is the way Ardic Tech is announcing this setup, but the writer right on the first paragraph explains that it is not a full-fledged tablet.

    But extending on the topic, I don't really mind about the sometimes misleading headlines (indeed they do happen :-) ), because this is a way the writer uses to draw you in, and we can't deny that it works! And if I find the subject boring, or the headline very misleading, I simply close the article and don't finish reading it. Not too much of a hassle.

    And sometimes, though misleading, the article ends up being wortwhile! :-)

    Hope you don't feel offended by my reply, I just got the hook on the subject and thoght it would be nice to share an opinion about it. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Regards to all

    Brotoles
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    may1 , November 16, 2011 10:31 PM
    I think it's safe to say that with that kind of size, it makes more sense to invest in a PC.
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    alidan , November 16, 2011 11:07 PM
    gladosiriOne question. Why?

    quick rebuttal

    why not?
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