It’s always great to see stuff of the movies being recreated in real life, and a developer recently managed to recreate a system similar to the touchscreen computer used in Minority Report, albeit a lot less flashier. He accomplished this using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone, a Microsoft Kinect, a computer and a projector. A specially compiled Android ROM allowed his phone to talk to his computer which was used to send commands to the handset from the Kinect. A projector connected to the Galaxy Nexus provided all the visuals on the wall.

Granted, it’s not the most practical way to use a phone (standing in front of the projector blocks the screen), and it’s not exactly the smoothest Android experience you can get – it still is a pretty impressive setup. Check out the video demonstration for yourself.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android, Galaxy Nexus and Kinect.

Display
4.65"
  • 1280x720
  • Super AMOLED
  • 316 PPI
Camera
5 MP
  • f/ Aperture
Battery
1750 mAh
    System
    1GB RAM
    • TI OMAP 4460
    • None
    Price
    ~$429 - Amazon
    Weight
    135 g
    Launched in
    2011-10-01
    Storage (GB)
    • 16
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