Quick Note: VIA Embedded x86 Boards Now Support Android 2.2
December 16, 2011 12:15 PM
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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.
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.
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12/18/2011 12:30:19 PM
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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