You heard right, the NIM1000, a touch screen Android based module can be used to control all kinds of appliances. It is designed for manufacturers of products such as kitchen appliances, washers, and dryers.
Made by Touch Revolution, the NIM1000 module will be shown at CES in the appliances and gadgets section. The washer/dryer has touchscreen controls and stain guides. The microwave, according to Touch Revolution, has widgets to play Pandora, show photos, show recent news, browse the web, and timers for both the oven and the burners.
I suppose we will have to wait and see how practical this sort of application of the Android OS ends up. The NIM 1000 module will surely be a head turner at this years CES!