It's been a few years now since the FAA (and other regulating bodies)
That's barely scratching the surface, of course, especially when you take into consideration what passengers and the airlines could do with a full mobile OS baked into in-flight entertainment. JetBlue recently announced
Frequent fliers will note that any number of IFE systems have used Linux for some time. (I
That's putting it mildly, of course. And the shift to a full mobile operating system opens up a world of possibilities. JetBlue is just one of the early ones here in the U.S.
"Airlines are increasingly experimenting with device pairing, NFC payment, multitasking and connectivity," Rabinowitz says. "The new system JetBlue is implementing should allow passengers to stream internet content straight to the seat-back screen using the on-board Wi-Fi."
Mobile payments maybe have been slow to take off in the U.S., but not having to whip out a credit card to pay for a drink or rent a movie at 30,000 feet? That's a very good thing.
Assuming it all works, of course.
A few other thoughts on the week that was ...
- Not a huge surprise to me (and most folks, I reckon) if the Galaxy S7
- Apple is is known for having surprisingly small teams for its biggest products. So maybe let's not read too much into
That's it for this week. Time to go do some housework. I'm