By Dan Noal
Wind River just hosted a webinar titled, “Adding Android to the Embedded Mix" and saw a great attendee turnout. There were a broad spectrum of companies represented, not just the traditional smartphone and tablet manufacturers. This is a clear indication of the interest to use in Android for devices in all market segments. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions is, what other embedded markets have you seen or do you see having an Android play?
Wind River has been working with customers on Android for a wide range of applications and markets, and our efforts continue to expand. We’ve worked on many projects including enterprise IP phones from the likes of Avaya and in-vehicle infotainment systems from Clarion.
Increasingly, Android is finding its way into markets like point-of-sale, fit-to-purpose industrial style tablets, and other device categories where a strongly supported application framework and active application ecosystem are important elements of platform choice.