NASA's satellite tech-testing SPHERES robots jet themselves around the ISS using cO2 canisters, the brains of a Samsung Nexus smartphone, and, soon, Google's 3D-visual powerhouse Project Tango. (Source: NASA)
Electronics being used in Space need to be Space Grade to handle the wide dynamic range of temperature and radiation in space. Are the using Space Grade components in Samsung Galaxy or other Tango Based Handset?
I think this is going to make astronautical engineering more interesting. Great that new advancement in technology is being deployed across horizontally among different sectors. Looks like smartphone is going to rule the entire industries in the years to come.