Android is a Linux-based operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of companies led by Google.
Android is a software stack for embedded devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications, as described in the following diagram:
The Android Operating System offers designers of embedded applications the ability to easily add a high-level OS to their product. The following is a brief list of Android features:
- Complete, Open Source Software solution
- Based upon Linux
- Easy licensing terms for commercial development (Apache license)
- Includes a complete Application Framework enabling reuse and replacement of software components
- Multimedia, Graphics, and Graphical User Interface are included out of the box
- A large community of Android and Applications developers is ready today
- Offers a rich development environment including a device emulator, tools for debugging, memory and performance profiling, and a plugin for the Eclipse IDE
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This category put together all the specific information about using GNU/Linux on DAVE Embedded Systems platforms.
Pages in category "Android"
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