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:
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):
Shell1234curl 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):
Shell1234curl 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>
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.
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