Category: Android

Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android #3 – Native Android user-space

Posted by – March 7, 2013

Here’s the third session by Karim Yaghmour on Embedded Android at Linaro Connect 2013. Also watch session 1 and session 2.

Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android #2 – Working with the AOSP

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Presented by Karim Yaghmour, CEO of Opersys Inc.

While Android has been created for mobile devices — phones first and now tablets — it can, nonetheless, be used as the basis of any touch-screen system, whether it be mobile or not. Essentially, Android is a custom-built embedded Linux distribution with a very elaborate and rich set of user-space abstractions, APIs, services and virtual machine. This four-part workshop is aimed at embedded developers wanting to build touch-based embedded systems using Android. It will cover Android from the ground up, enabling developers to get a firm hold on the components that make up Android and how they need to be adapted to an embedded system.

Specifically, Karim tarts by introducing Android’s overall architecture and then proceeds to peel Android’s layer one-by-one. First, he covers the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the open source project under which Android’s source code is released. He then digs into the native Android user-space, Android’s power tools, and covers how hardware support is implemented in Android. Given that Android is built on top of Linux, he also goes over some embedded Linux tricks and sees how the kernel is modified to support the Android user-space. In addition, he looks at the System Server, the Android Framework and core Android applications, and how to customize them.

John Stultz and Greg Kroah-Hartman talk Android Kernel Upstreaming to the Linux Kernel

Posted by – March 6, 2013

John Stultz of Linaro and Greg Kroah-Hartman talk about Linaro’s Android Kernel Upstreaming to the Linux Kernel.

Greg Kroah-Hartman at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Greg Kroah-Hartman of the Linux Foundation, Maintainer of the Linux Stable releases, talks about what he is doing at Linaro Connect 2013.

Linus Valleij and Peter De Schrijver at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Linus Valleij (ST-Ericsson) and Peter De Schrijver (Nvidia) talk about what they are doing at Linaro Connect 2013.

Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android #1 – Android Internals

Posted by – March 4, 2013

Karim Yaghmour – CEO – Opersys inc. http://opersys.com

While Android has been created for mobile devices — phones first and now tablets — it can, nonetheless, be used as the basis of any touch-screen system, whether it be mobile or not. Essentially, Android is a custom-built embedded Linux distribution with a very elaborate and rich set of user-space abstractions, APIs, services and virtual machine. This four-part workshop is aimed at embedded developers wanting to build touch-based embedded systems using Android. It covers Android from the ground up, enabling developers to get a firm hold on the components that make up Android and how they need to be adapted to an embedded system.

Specifically, Karim starts by introducing Android’s overall architecture and then proceeds to peel Android’s layer one-by-one. First, he covers the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the open source project under which Android’s source code is released. He then digs into the native Android user-space, Android’s power tools, and covers how hardware support is implemented in Android. Given that Android is built on top of Linux, he also goes over some embedded Linux tricks and sees how the kernel is modified to support the Android user-space. In addition, he looks at the System Server, the Android Framework and core Android applications, and how to customize them.

Check back for part 2, 3 and 4 to be filmed and posted once a day over the next 3 days, while I am video-blogging here at the Linaro Connect conference.

Fujitsu Arrows X, 4.7″ 1080p 16.3 megapixel camera

Posted by – March 4, 2013

Qualcomm 1.7Ghz Quad-core built-in.

Lenovo S6000 10.1″ MediaTek MT8389

Posted by – March 4, 2013

Here’s Lenovo’s MediaTek MT8389 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 tablet.

Lenovo A1000, 7″ 1024×600, MediaTek dual-core MT8377

Posted by – March 4, 2013

Lenovo releases this cheap MediaTek dual-core based tablet.

ARM Mali-T604 GPU Compute Renderscript and Open GL

Posted by – March 3, 2013

ARM demonstrates GPU Computing on the new ARM Mali-T604 GPU, rendering graphical features, filters, encoding, processing certain things much faster and using much less power by processing those things on the GPU instead of on the CPU.