Several Freescale i.MX6 development boards have gotten a KitKat treat this month with the release of Android 4.4 firmware and SDK. The boards involved include Wandboard Solo/Dual/Quad, as well as Solidrun Cubox-i boards, and the Raspberry Pi like HummingBoard.
Thanks to the “magic” of device tree, a single firmware image is now provided for all the boards provided by a given company.
For Wandboard Solo, Dual, and Quad:
- Demo firmware image – android-4.4.2-wandboard-20140815.zip
- SDK with source code – wandboard_android-4.4.2_fullsource_20140815.tar.xz
For CuBox-i and HummingBoard:
- Firmware image – android-4.4.2-1.0.1b-ga-aaf118bb78-gapps.img.xz
- Android 4.4 KitKat souce code and build instructions are available on github.
Thanks to … Harley!
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.
Hopefully, Freescale can become a nice provider of Android-based hardware. They are on the right path: XBMC almost has hardware accellerated video playback for Freescale i.MX6:
Boundary devices also released a Android SDK and image for their Nitrogen6 Max/Lite boards.
It may also work for SABRELite.