I flew BOS-ORD Tuesday night to escape the snowstorm bearing down on New England. The airplane was a very new Boeing 737-900.
The airplane had an advanced in-flight we entertainment system. 7-in class LCDs were in each seat back.
From the icons, it looks like the displays run a version of Android Linux. They are touchscreens. I played around with mine, the screens are not terribly responsive. Some if the functions didn’t work, like the reading light control.
After a while I settled into my Sudoku. Several people were using the dusplays.
I noticed the guy in a seat ahead of me was watching a video that featured a woman with full frontal nudityy. Shortly thereafter a naked man showed up. The program was an episode of the HBO series Girls. I checked my display, and sure enough that episode was there.
I’m surprised that AA would allow a video with nudity on the close confines of an airplane, what with the easily offended sensibilities of many people.
I hope that as WiFi on airplanes becomes more ubiquitous and cheap/free, a web browser will be added so we can check stuff like flight status.