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1 Android on Legacy Devices It or Lose It? - Alin Jerpelea -

2 Hardware SOC GPU RAM STORAGE DISPLAY I/O DEVICES

3 ASK YOURSELF Q: CAN YOU RUN LINUX ON AN PENTIUM WITH 32 Mb RAM A: YES …. IF YOU ARE PATIENT ENOUGH

4 THE GOOD AND THE BAD Legacy hardware Missing hardware features No support from SOC manufacturer Well known platforms Almost bugfree

5 HARDWARE DO WE HAVE MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENT ON ANDROID?

6 ANDROID VERSIONS march 2013

7 WHATS NEW IN ANDROID? 4.3.x - OpenGL for Embedded Systems 3.0 graphics support - Logging and analyzing enhancements - Wi-Fi scanning API - Improved DRM (digital rights management) API - VP8 encoding 4.2.x - Secure USB debugging (allow debugging to authenticated computers only) - VSYNC timing - Triple buffering - Reduced touch latency - CPU input boost - Native RTL support - mirrors the display from manifest prop - External display support - Display Manager - Nested fragments - Renderscript Compute - run tasks on the GPU (supported devices) - Renderscript ScriptGroups, built-in intrinsics like blur, - FilterScript is a subset of Renderscript made for high performance image processing 4.1.x - app stack navigation to define a parent activity in manifest for deep navigation - MediaActionSound class to make sounds like when a camera takes a photo - NFC supports large payloads over bluetooth - WIFI/WIFI-Direct service discovery - Large, detailed, multi-action notifications - Input manager allows you to query input devices 4.0.x - Low-level streaming multimedia (Khronos OpenMAX AL - Grid Layout - Spell checking service - Address Space Layout Randomization - VPN client API - Remote Device camera enable/disable - ZSL exposure, continuous focus, and image zoom - Flags to help control system ui elements like system bar from app

8 LEGO DEVELOPERS pressure

9 USER PRESSURE SUPPORT NEW UP-TO DATE DEVICES OR HACK DEPRECATED ONES TO GET LATEST ANDROID WORKING

10 USER FEEDBACK LATEST ANDROID ON LEGACY DEVICES IN LAST 3 YEARS SLOW UI SLOW GAMES NO MULTITASKING LOW FREE RAM …..

11 WE HAVE TO DECIDE ! Q & A


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