27 February - 1 March 2018 // Nuremberg, Germany

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Class 12 - Embedded Android Workshop

Embedded Android Workshop Vortragssprache Englisch

While Android has been created for mobile devices -phones first and now, tablets and wearables- it can nonetheless be used as the basis for 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 machines. This one-day tutorial 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, we will start by introducing Android's overall architecture, and then proceed to peel Android's layer one-by-one. First, we will cover the Android Open Source Project, the open-source project under which Android's source code is released. We will then dig into the native Android user space and Android's power tools, and cover how hardware support is implemented in Android. Given that Android is built on top of Linux, we will also go over its custom uses of Linux and see how the kernel is modified to support the Android user space. In addition, we will look at the System Server, the Android Framework and core Android applications, and how to customize them.

--- Date: 01.03.2018 Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Location: Conference Counter NCC Ost

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