Samsung shows home automation using Android Galaxy Tab

September 27, 2010: 9:22 AM ET

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.

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

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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