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Android* 5.0, Lollipop for the Open Source Community
Friday, 20 February, 2015 - 10:47am
We are very pleased to announce the first open source release of Android* 5.0, Lollipop for MinnowBoard MAX.
This version of Android* 5.0, Lollipop is reference code that is ported and optimized for MinnowBoard MAX, a compact and versatile open platform designed for use with a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series SoC. This release uses a 64-bit kernel and a 32-bit userspace, and supports all the MinnowBoard MAX on-board peripherals such as Ethernet, HDMI (digital audio + video), USB host, SATA, I2C+SPI, GPIO, PWM and UART.
Minnowboard MAX provides a powerful and open platform for IoT developers and makers to prototype concepts. Enabling Android* on this platform opens up new possibilities and usages for these developers.
This reference code is intended for developers interested in working with Android* OS on MinnowBoard MAX. However, it does not have all the components to meet the Android* Compatibility requirements for creating a complete Android* tablet or smartphone solution.
Several new features available in this version of Android* 5.0, Lollipop, include:
Digital audio support using HDMI and USB.
Linux console on serial port for debugging purposes.
You can view and interact with the console prompt using USB TTL Serial Cables (FTDI), which is particularly useful when you need to debug issues that affect the video output of the device and you’re unable to interact with it directly.
Android* can be installed on an SDCard, USB Stick or SSD.
Android* Runtime (ART).
Material Design UI.
Bluetooth 4.0 support using an external USB dongle.
SELinux runs in enforcing mode.
User data is encrypted by default.