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Jan
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Ever since Android was released, there have been attempts to build it into appliances. None of these products have kicked off the era of smart appliances we've all been dreaming about, but Dacor is back at CES this year with yet another Android-powered appliance in its Discovery iQ series. The Discovery iQ 48” Dual-Fuel Range has a 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet built right into the front panel.

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The Android tablet can run apps and control all the functions of the oven via the touchscreen and the included Discovery iQ app. I suppose you could also occupy yourself with a round of Angry Birds while cooking a dead bird. It also plugs into your home network so that other mobile devices can control the range from the Dacor remote app. The range has all the Google apps, so the Dacor control app can be updated via Google Play. The OS is a little outdated, though, and I wouldn't expect an OTA for an oven.

This product is essentially an evolution of Dacor's CES offerings last year when it showed off an Android-powered wall oven. This is the same deal, but with burners on top. The 48-inch version will retail for a whopping $11,999. A smaller 36-inch model is in the works as well.

[Dacor]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Wesley Modderkolk

    How are you going to make pictures of the food you are cooking with that?

    • mustbepbs

      And who does ALL their cooking at the stove? You're gonna have to keep going back to the stove as you need info about the recipe.

      How stupid.

      • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

        Yep. They could ditch the screen on the actual range, and have it just connect to their app. ie have your tablet next to you while at your counter, set the pre heat timer etc. I do think a camera just outside the glass would be useful as well. You could check how much more broil your french onion soup needs etc.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

      A rib roast selfie? I'm sure we'll be seeing in-oven cameras soon.

  • Michael

    I guess they forgot this was the Consumer Electronics Show... The typical Consumer won't buy this!

  • Aki I.

    lmao..this is getting rediculose

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Your spelling is rediculose.

      • Aki I.

        lol..thanks. Apparently yours is too.

      • Arty

        Thank god you're just the founder of a lowly Android news site.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Whoosh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.danna.733 Jonathan Danna

    I need to RMA.. the update bricked my stove!

  • Eszol

    inb4 root bounty posted in xda

  • Shivon Godani

    Ummmm......no

  • Mohammed

    12,000$ for an oven? You can order your Chinese food for years without cracking an egg with this amount of money. + even if some bought it, it would be for showing off mostly and not for the actual (functions).

    • mustbepbs

      You'd be dead from only eating "Chinese" food for years.