Philips will soon launch Smart TVs based on the Android operating system, and they also intend to sell all-in-one monitors with Android. The monitors are touch-enabled, but can also serve as regular PC monitors with keyboard and mouse input.
Philips embraces Android
The two new 21.5 and 23 inch monitors boast Full HD resolution and can be connected to a PC like any typical monitor. But it is also possible to run Android apps from the Google Play store. You can download for example streaming apps such as Netflix and YouTube or Android games.
The monitors incorporate all the necessary components for an Android tablet experience, including a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and a SD card slot. WiFi is built in, too, but there is no battery inside so you need to have it connected to a power outlet. The monitors can also tilt backwards to a near-flat position.
Philips S221C4AFD (21.5) and S231C4AFD (23) will be available in April for 439 and 469 Euro, respectively.