Yesterday, Google showed off its “Open Accessory Development Kit,” a set of tools and hardware for connecting Android to a variety of devices via an Arduino-based board. I wrote how it indicated a new direction for Android, but I’m no technical expert on the stuff — I couldn’t say anything specific about the devices and capability.
Make, however, knows what they’re talking about with this kind of thing, and has posted a nice little hands-on, with initial impressions and some tips.
- Description Android is a software platform for mobile devices based on the Linux operating system and developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. It allows developers to write managed code in Java that utilizes Google-developed software libraries, but does not support programs developed in native code. The unveiling of the Android platform on 5 November 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open …
- Website http://code.google.com/android
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- Founded 1998
- Overview Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. The company’s product portfolio includes Google Search, which provides users with access to information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places as well as builds systems recognizing speech and understanding natural language; Google Now, which provides information …
- Location Mountain View, California
- Categories Software, Video Streaming, Email, Search, Information Technology, Blogging Platforms
- Founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin
- Website http://www.google.com
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