Samsung shows home automation using Android Galaxy Tab

September 27, 2010, 1:22 PM UTC

Samsung didn’t show off this functionality during its North American demo.

Another great use of the Galaxy Tab, which Samsung is positioning as a “take with you tablet,” is as a home automation device. Here’s a presentation (via Engadget) of the Galaxy Tab being used to control various devices around the house:

The demo depicts live widget-based control over your home’s HVAC, TV (including remote viewing), stove, oven, dryer, vacuum robot, and refrigerator with integrated grocery manager that suggests recipes based upon the food you have.

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Look for Verizon (VZ) to sign exclusive contracts with refrigerator/stove makers so that other carriers’ Android devices can’t communicate with them.