Yep, you read that title right! SKR are a Japanese company that work in digital signage offering interactive display solutions for companies. According to the video below they have recently been asked to “create a large screen device which has multi-touch functionality like a smartphone” SKR apparently attempted this with Windows 7 but it failed to meet requirements so they moved onto Android.
Essentially what SKR have done here is code a personalised Android device driver that ports the display and appropriate information via HDMI and USB to and from a standard Android tablet (can’t see which one in the video and any branding has been neatly covered over) to mirror the display and accept input on a 32” touch display – impressive stuff.
The video also mentions SKR have plans to produce this at different sizes and the finished units will be in a proper case and also enabling the display to run in portrait as well as landscape. They will then be able to utilise custom applications to run on Android that suit their interactive kiosks! We can only assume the processing for Android will also be shifted from the external tablet to a lower power on-board unit.