Samsung unveiled a refrigerator with a 10- inch Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen that runs on Android. It can display weather, news, recipes, refrigerators’s temperatures, etc. Users can also tweet from the refrigerator’s door.
“The fridge, because it’s the hub of the family and the kitchen, is now another access point without having to drag around your tablet or have your phone with you in the vicinity of where you’re cooking or entertaining,” said Warner Doell.
It includes the popular Evernote app. You can sync your refrigerator with any smartphone or tablet that has Evernote installed. In simple words Communication is made easier. It also has got another famous app called Epicurious. You can list the ingredients in your fridge and it gives you the recipes. It also has got Google Calendar,photo viewing apps,video apps,etc. You can also keep track of the expiry dates of food – cheese, butter, yogurt in the fridge.
In case if you are wondering why a screen on the refrigerator, I would say its for home automation. Imagine your relative at home looks for recipes using Epicurious and finds some groceries missing, then he/she can immediately add an item to the shopping list via Evernote and sync with your device. You can purchase them while you return from work. You can also manage settings of your refrigerator from your work place (home automation through Zig-Bee). If you can control lighting , air conditioning , etc. , why not the temperature of your refrigerator?
This refrigerator might be available across the world in the spring for about $3,999. The Samsung T9000 Refrigerator might not find fans as of now, but in the next 3-5 years there might be a craze for it with home automation gaining popularity.