Developing custom Android device

In the era of IoT, the need to create a custom device for specific purpose is growing day by day. While working on Ray universal remote we faced a lot of challenges to adapt the firmware to specific needs. This presentation will be an overview of what it takes to create your own custom Android based device and what are the greatest challenges.

Full abstract

During the presentation we'll go through all aspects of what needs to be done to run Android on a custom hardware. The example used in the presentation will be Ray universal remote (www.ray.co) and NXP/Freescale iMX6 platform (http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontrollers-and-processors/arm-processors/i.mx-applications-processors/i.mx-6-processors/i.mx6qp/sabre-platform-for-smart-devices-reference-design-based-on-the-i.mx-6-series:RDIMX6SABREPLAT). We'll go through adaptation of bootloader (U-Boot), writing drivers in kernel and defining the device tree for custom hardware, and in the end modification of Android framework and expanding SDK for custom peripherials.