A field report - Android in industrial applications

Speaker: Tim Jaacks, Garz & Fricke

Google's operating system Android has recently become a leader in the mobile phone and tablet market. Bringing a very user-friendly GUI for users and an easy-to-use SDK with a strong API for programmers, it also starts to make its way into industrial embedded systems. Since the Android framework is based on a Linux kernel, it is generally portable to any ARM based platform. This presentation gives a short overview of the architecture and the advantages of Android and the experiences Garz & Fricke made using it in their products.