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Android support starts with EITX-3002

VIA has announced now that it has extended support for the Android operating system to more of its mainboards. Moving forward, all of the x86 VIA mainboards will support Android starting with the small EITX-3002 mainboard.
 
The mainboard now supports Android 2.2, Windows 7, windows 7 Embedded Standard, windows XP, Debian Linux. The mainboard is aimed at multiple embedded applications including in-car entertainment and digital signage. The processor on the board is a 1.2GHz Nano X2 or a 1GHz Eden X2. The small mainboard also has a VIA VX900H media system processor to support HD video up to 1080p resolution in multiple formats. 
 
“VIA has a long history of offering a wide range of options and customized solutions for our embedded customers,” said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The addition of Android OS support to our embedded x86 boards adds increased flexibility and further broadens our ability to meet their needs.”
 

VIA EITX-3002 mainboard
 
Other features include support for dual independent displays. It also has a HDMI port, VGA port, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports embedded. The profile of the mainboard is Em-ITX measuring 17cm wide x 12cm long. The board supports integration of resistive touch display as well. The board is packaged to use the top and bottom of the board to get everything into a small amount of space.
 
VIA is also offering a new Embedded Tool Kit that allows the board to control peripheral devices when Android is the operating system.

Source: VIA



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ummmm
By NellyFromMA on 12/16/2011 12:48:01 PM , Rating: 0
Thank you for offering an outdated and laggy phone OS now that a better optimized ICS is out and available. Who would ever want to run Android 2.2 on a PC...




RE: ummmm
By killerroach on 12/16/2011 1:22:11 PM , Rating: 2
I take it you're not familiar with embedded environments, where basic functionality, reliability, and conservation of resources are paramount. In those areas, ICS' flashy new interface means little - considering how widespread Windows 3.1 still is in some Point Of Sale (POS) systems, even Froyo is a massive step up.


RE: ummmm
By NellyFromMA on 12/16/2011 1:39:37 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, I'm quite familiar. I don't see how Froyo stacks up against the latest embedded offerings from MS


RE: ummmm
By omnicronx on 12/16/2011 2:59:57 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Actually, I'm quite familiar.
Clearly you are not..


RE: ummmm
By NellyFromMA on 12/21/2011 4:40:46 PM , Rating: 2
Please, let me use practically the buggiest phone OS as my embedded solution for dependability purposes, please.... no thanks


RE: ummmm
By nocturne_81 on 12/18/2011 10:13:25 PM , Rating: 2
I'm quite curious to know what embedded options you are referring to from MS.. I know they have an embedded OS that runs most onboard car nav systems among other things, though it's not at all publicly available -- let alone opensource like android. Most other MS embedded solutions I'm aware of run XP (or even win 95/98se).

I'm fairly interested in terms of a car-puter.. I attempted it years back with a small mini-atx socket a system with a 300w 12vdc>12vdc powersupply, running a hacked up version of slackware with some media suite software installed -- but, it just wasn't worth it in a usability standpoint in the long run. But, now with supersmall mini-itx systems (and even smaller ARM systems, with many more destined to be available with win8), Android may offer an enticing alternative for a homebrew carputer.. Having practically no experience with Android, I can only assume HW support will be the biggest problem..


RE: ummmm
By NellyFromMA on 12/21/2011 4:42:10 PM , Rating: 2
Ineed, they are not sure light weight, but see any of the following for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/win...


RE: ummmm
By NellyFromMA on 12/16/2011 1:41:40 PM , Rating: 1
Also, Froyo and conservation of resources in the same sentence for me does not computer. Plus bugginess.


RE: ummmm
By NellyFromMA on 12/21/2011 4:39:49 PM , Rating: 2
Downrate because Android is buggy? wahhhhh cry more, its fact not fiction


RE: ummmm
By TakinYourPoints on 12/18/2011 4:57:39 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
where basic functionality, reliability, and conservation of resources are paramount.


Right, which is why Froyo is so perfect for this.

PS - LOL


RE: ummmm
By Einy0 on 12/18/2011 12:30:19 PM , Rating: 2
I have to agree at least partially. I deal with a number of embedded systems in a factory environment and most of them run Win 3.11 or Win98SE. They run proprietary software that will not run on anything that doesn't allow low level hardware access. Android wouldn't help in that case. I would certainly push for Android or an embedded Linux OS if I had the Software Engineering Resources to re-make the software. Just having access to free software would be nice. Luckily I found FreeDOS which does a nice job for the programs that don't rely on Windows for their interface.


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