After collaborating with arowboat, android-porting and Linaro communities, Texas Instruments has released Android 4.0.3 development kits for Sitara microprocessors which support Beagleboard-XM (Sitara DM3730) and Beaglebone (Sitara AM335x) low cost development boards, as well as other Sitara-based evaluation modules and development boards.
If you have a Beaglebone (and an LCD or DVI-D cape), you can use TI Android ICS 4.0.3 DevKit v3.0.1, a release providing an Android ICS 4.0.3 distribution for TI’s Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex A8 Processors. This DevKit provides Android sources with pre-integrated SGX (3D graphics accelerator) drivers, TI hardware abstraction for Audio, WLAN & Bluetooth for TI WL1271 chipset, USB mass storage, etc, as well as development and debugging tools such as a toolchain, TI CCSv5, ADT plugins and more, which are provided to build custom Android solutions for the embedded market more easily.
The pre-built images includes Android default apps, multimedia files, RowboPerf performance and benchmarking utilities to help user evaluate and quickly prototype AM335x based Android products. This devkit can also be used with AM335x EVM platforms.
If you have a Beagleboard-XM, you can use TI Android ICS 4.0.3 DevKit v3.0.0 which provides an Android ICS 4.0.3 distribution for TI’s Sitara AM/DM37XX ARM Cortex A8 Processors. This DevKit provides the same features are the Beaglebone Android devkit, i.e. Android sources with drivers, development tools and utilities. This devkit can also be used with AM37XX EVM and Flashboard 2 platforms.
You can learn more about this release including download the devkit and getting the full documentation at http://www.ti.com/sitara-android.
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