The Android™ Builders Summit is a technical summit for OEMs, their device manufacturers, integrators, custom builders, and the growing Android and Linux Kernel developer communities. Android is expanding to an increasing number of industry segments in addition to smart phones and tablets. There is a need for the ecosystem of builders to collaborate on a common solution for existing limitations and desired features across all of these device categories. The Android Builders Summit provides an intimate forum for collaboration at the systems level and discussion of core issues and opportunities when designing Android devices. The summit addresses topics ranging from custom builds, alternative middleware, network functionality extensions, Peer to Peer frameworks, USB device support, security, unification of power management, tools and hybrid Android devices among many other topics.
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Following's ABS 2012's talk, this 2h step-by-step tutorial is meant for Android platform rookies,as to discover all Androidisms one has to tackle down to bring his own custom device to life.
The talk will enlight Android 4.2 Jelly Bean enhancements, providing a real-life device porting experience. This presentation will cover all platform related aspects, from early board bringup (from U-Boot and Fastboot to Linux kernel and drivers), AOSP device integration, Android-specific device init customization, touchscreen input layer adaptations, block device, graphics, audio and enhanced connectivity layers as well as Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) driver interfaces development. Each aformentioned technology will also be completed by various Android-specific tips and tricks related to performances tuning and global system performance optimization.