by fredrik erlandsson and Martin Stjernström
The fact that the Android platform is freely available has made it an OS of choice for many devices outside the mobile industry. Android can now be found in anything from music players to cars and airplanes.
While building an Android system on custom hardware from scratch can be a major undertaking, there are ways to build your very own device running Android. This presentation will focus on working with the Android platform on development boards.
We will give an overview of some of the kits available that have working Android ports ranging from the low end to right up there with the best phone specs currently on the market. We will show how to connect and integrate new hardware to the board to build a custom Android system.
Hopefully there will also be a couple of demos of things you can build for a few €100, a couple of months and some Android knowledge.
Mattias Björnheden. Founding member of the Enea Android competence center who has been tinkering with Android platform level programming and security since the release of the platform source. TBA, member of the Enea Android competence center.
by Alex Russell
13th–14th June 2011