Rowboat announced a preliminary version of Android 4.1.1 (Jean Bean) for beagleboard and beaglebone platforms last week.
These releases support SGX (3D graphics acceleration) on both Texas Instruments Sitara AM37x processor (Beagleboard-XM) and AM335x processor (Beaglebone), and all download and build instructions are available on their Wiki:
- Jellybean On Beagleboard
- JellybeanOn Beaglebone – Tested with LCD7 cape.
If you could not care less about building it yourself, Rowboat provides pre-built binaries that you can install on a micro-SD card (4GB and greater) as follows :
- For Beagleboard-XM (DVI output):
1234curl http://rowboat.googlecode.com/files/beagleboard-xm-jb.tar.gz > beagleboard-xm-jb.tar.gztar -zxvf beagleboard-xm-jb.tar.gzcd ~/beagleboard_xm-jbsudo ./mkmmc-android.sh <Your SD card device e.g:/dev/sdc>
- For Beaglebone (with 7″ LCD Cape):
1234curl http://rowboat.googlecode.com/files/beaglebone-jb.tar.gz > beaglebone-jb.tar.gztar -zxvf beaglebone-jb.tar.gzcd ~/beaglebone-jbsudo ./mkmmc-android.sh <Your SD card device e.g:/dev/sdc>
The full source is available on rowboat gitorious account, but there are lots of repo over there, so the best way to get the source is probably the “repo init” instructions in the 2 links above.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.