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Watch these 300 Android phones and tablets play Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' in beautiful harmony

By Shawn Knight ยท 16 replies
Feb 14, 2015
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  1. If you've ever wondered what a smattering of Android devices would sound like as part of a massive ensemble, wonder no more. Google's Japanese team recently wired up a mix of 300 smartphones and tablets - each with their own...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,431   +1,717

    Hungry Cats quire.
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,432   +3,408

    Beethoven.... is overplayed.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 2,681   +1,443

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm ..... and no I-phone in sight!
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    No Windows 8.1 phones here but nice Android phones and tablets presentation.
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Hence the "android phones and tablets" part... plus windows phone are far overrated...
    TheDreams likes this.
  7. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 982   +229

    Cool that they did it but didn't sound great unfortunately.
  8. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20


    I would like to see thousands of phones used as one mega super jumbo-tron monitor screen. With all the phones we're throwing out or hoarding this is possible I think.
  9. Rubbish!!
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,170   +202

    Indeed it is : https://c4fcm.github.io/Junkyard-Jumbotron/
  11. Brewskie

    Brewskie TS Rookie Posts: 28   +6


    Because dangit...just because
  12. Nilbud

    Nilbud TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +10

    It represents Europe and therefore civilisation.
  13. Ugly
  14. emmzo

    emmzo TS Booster Posts: 136   +33

    Beethoven would roll...oh, wait, unless is still deaf.
  15. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,349   +821

    Awesome project
  16. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,432   +3,408

    Civilization is spelled with a 'Z' and is represented by rock & roll, bald eagles, and crappy beer.

    Beethoven is overplayed. :p
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,398   +2,243

    As is the G major chord that comprises most of "Ode to Joy". Ah, I probably shouldn't say anything about G major being over played. I'm as guilty of that as anyone. At least to the level of a class A misdemeanor.

    I think you forgot Harley Davidson motorcycles and pickup trucks in your rebuttal.

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