Antmicro’s industrial Android 5.0 (Lollipop) on Toradex Tegra modules
Android 5.0 (codenamed Lollipop) is all the rage nowadays, and while many consumer smartphone owners are still waiting to get the new candy, we thought the industry could get a treat too!
Building on our extensive experience with industrial Android projects ranging from headless through hand-held to ultra-large screens, from x86 through ARM Cortex-A8 to Zynq, we have run Android 5.0 on the excellent Apalis Tegra T30 SoM platform from Toradex.
Take a look at it here:
In the past months, our internal R&D team has been hard at work to streamline our Android ports for Cortex-A9 and follow the Android Open Source Project to increase portability and customizability.
One of the effects is what you have just seen – the first Android 5.0 for an industrial Tegra platform.
Android 5.0 brings numerous improvements over the previous system versions, including – among other things – the new Material Design look and a new Java Virtual Machine.
To find out more, check out Google’s own Android Lollipop website.
Our port fares pretty well in 3D mark testing (on par with a Nexus 7 – results to the right).
We are working now with Toradex to bring a downloadable demonstration image to you within a very short timeframe.
Our Android 5.0 will also be demonstrated at EW 2015 but if you are keen on seeing it in action sooner, grab a module from Toradex’ webshop (or perhaps use the one you already have?) and check out our blog early February to get a release.
If you just cannot wait, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll be happy to hear from you!