What is the most frequently used embedded system in the world? Android of course!
Launched in 2009, today Android is deployed on over 2 billion smartphones and tablets.
Google’s strategy is clear: Develop an Open Source OS, add to it the entire range of services, and develop a community of developers to add content to the platform.
Smile & Android
Smile plays the “Android” card in its development strategy
Thanks to the buy-out of the Open Wide business in 2015, Smile has gained strong expertise in embedded systems under Linux and Android. Members of the Smile team now work on the development of drivers, the adaptation of HAL, and optimization for the integration of industrial interfaces. Additionally, our subsidiary Neopixl, an expert in mobile devices, has also developed specific applications using SDK and NDK.
Some initial references have already been racked up by Smile:
• Coyote: the adaptation of drivers and the optimization of performance and user experience of Android AOSP for Coyote boxes
• Ingenico: the development of a ROM based on Android AOSP for future payment terminals
• COVED: the development of an autonomous box to manage GPS tracking and lorry locations.
If you would like to find out more, our white paper on Android for Embedded Systems can be downloaded for free!
Launched in 2009, today Android is deployed on over 2 billion smartphones and tablets. Google’s strategy is clear: Develop an Open Source OS, add to it the entire range of services, and develop a community of developers to add content to the platform.
When Open source spreads its wings and moves into other markets...
In a strong position due to its success in the mobile market, during the Google I/O 2014 conference, the Californian internet giant announced its market strategy; based on its ecosystem created on the Smartphone, its objective is to make its Android platform available on other vertical markets including: TV’s, cars, computers and other connected devices.