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Panasonic to Unveil Android-Enabled Washing Machines and Refrigerators

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 21, 2012

We've seen Android-powered bartenders, gaming consoles, watches and rice cookers and now Panasonic is hoping their new stable of home appliances can harness the power of Android to make your daily chores a bit easier. The company is planning on unveiling their new Android-powered washing machines and air conditioners at this year's IFA in September.

The washing machines can download wash cycles for different detergents, which I must say is quite a cool use for Android's technology. The air conditioner, meanwhile, can be set using a downloadable app, even from outside the home. Panasonic is also introducing NFC-enabled blood pressure monitors and calorie meters.

While these products sound pretty awesome, they're headed only for Japan for the short-term, with no word on when they will be available in other markets. Nonetheless, we are intrigued...

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Source: Engadget

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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