Terrence Barr: Android for Embedded? Facts to Consider
Is Android a good choice for building an embedded product? In this PartnerCast video, Henrik Stahl answers an attendee question and shares some very valuable insight... Summary: Android is a smartphone operating system with a non-standard Linux base and Android APIs on top, designed for specialized devices with a 2- to 3-year life cycle. Android is not standards-based, has no public roadmap, no predictable lifecycle, and no 3rd party support. Building and maintaining an embedded product that is in the market for 5 to 20 years based on Android is a very risky proposition...