American Airlines to Offer Samsung Android Tablet for In-Flight Movies

American Airlines is planning to use Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet as in-flight entertainment devices in the Premium cabins of select transcontinental flights.

Samsung Mobile Seals Landmark Agreement with American Airlines to Provide Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Premium Class In-Flight Entertainment

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a Honeycomb (Android OS 3.1) tablet with a 10.1-inch display. It’s 8.6 millimeter thickness is claimed to make it the thinnest large screen tablet available.

The flights and aircraft models that will provide the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Premium cabins are:

New York’s JFK and Los Angeles (767-200 and 767-300)
JFK and San Francisco (767-200 and 767-300)
Miami and Los Angeles (767-200 and 767-300)
Boston to Los Angeles (757)
Europe and South America (767-300)

American Airlines did not provide the following information in their press release:

1. If there is a cost associated with using the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and how much the fee is
2. Whether content would be provided in local storage or via WiFi. However, the press release notes that Samsung will customize the tablet for American Airlines by providing expanded memory. This indicates content will be stored locally.

Via All Things D: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Joins Pretzels and Pillows Among American Airlines’ In-Flight Amenities