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Android Porting Training Course


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Android Porting training course (code: ANDPORTING)

Learn To Port Android to Embedded Devices - Maximise Existing Hardware Capabilities



TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Android porting training course shows how to port Android to a typical embedded hardware platform. It is intended for engineers who are starting out with a fresh Android implementation or who need to understand and modify an existing one. During the hands-on sessions attendees use the source code from the Android OpenSource Project (AOSP) and go through the steps of implementing Android on a common development board with an ARM Cortex A series processor.  Emphasis is on understanding how the Android build system works and which components need tobe modified to suit particular hardware.


AUDIENCE

Software engineers and system architects



DETAILHIGHLIGHTS

Introduction and setup


• Introduction to Android; review of open source licenses: GPL/LGPL, Apache, etc.
• Selecting a toolchain
• Getting and building the AOSP (repo, lunch, make)
• Begin creating a new board definition which will be used through the rest of the course

 

Kernel


• Review of the Android kernel additions
• Merging the Android patches with an existing kernel BSP
• Kernel configuration options
• Adding the kernel to the board definition

 

Booting


• Overview of Android boot
• Selecting a bootloader and flash memory partition scheme
• Creating main and recovery boot images
• Customising the init.rc boot script and system properties

 

Hardware libraries

• Overview of the Android HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer)
• Lights, sensors

 

Display and OpenGL ES libraries


• Configuring frame buffer driver, LCD and HDMI interfaces
• 3D graphics support: libEGL, GL ES 1.1/2.0

 

Input devices


• The input layer: touch screens, mice, keyboards and keypads
• Input device configuration files: /system/usr/idc.
• Keyboard and button devices. gpio-buttons
• Single and multi touch. The multi-touch protocol input event protocol

 

Audio devices


• The audio HAL: libaudio
• Configuring ALSA sound drivers

 

Video devices


• Video sources: camera devices and other inputs
• The Video 4 Linux framework

 

Network and Bluetooth devices


• Overview of integrating network devices into Android
• Wifi devices
• Wired Ethernet devices
• Bluetooth devices

 

Power management


• Power states and transitions
• Using wake locks to prevent the system going into sleep mode
• Operating on mains vs battery; managing battery charge and discharge cycles

 

  • Introduction and setup
  • Kernel
  • Booting
  • Hardware libraries
  • Display and OpenGL ES libraries
  • Input devices
  • Audio devices
  • Video devices
  • Network and Bluetooth devices
  • Power management
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