Android Board Support
Porting Android to a new platform can be a challenge. Here are some resources to start with that:
Most ports of Android are to ARM-based platforms.
- Mentor Graphics and Texas Instruments support Android on OMAP processors via the project
- See also Android on OMAP, which has a very thorough listing of issues faced in initially porting Android to OMAP
Mentor Graphics did a port of Android to MIPS.
(Unfortunately, this site requires registration.)
- MIPS now has support for SMP on Android - see MIPS Supports Symmetric Multiprocessing on Android Platform - Posted by Ken Cheung in IP Cores on Tuesday, June 1, 2010
There is a whole well-developed project for Android on x86.
At least one major product (Sony Internet TV) is reported to be x86-based. Intel has a team of developers working on Android issues. See Mark Gross' presentation from ELC 2010 for some tips from them about using Android
- Experiences in Android Porting, Lessons Learned,Tips and Tricks by Mark Gross, April 2010, Embedded Linux Conference 2010
- Intel is working on "native" Android support. See Intel prepping x86 port for Android 2.2 By Eric Brown, lwn.net, 2010-06-28