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Getting Certified: The Inside Story

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Oct 2018

Getting Certified: The Inside Story

This article provides broad and firsthand information about the certification process for FCC, CE, and similar certifications useful to anyone manufacturing Android hardware like tablets and phones.  It includes the most relevant details you should know from before, during, and after the certification process. Note that Hatch handles certification for our clients as part of […]

When is the Right Time to Make a Custom Android Device (and What to Do Before Then)?

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Sep 2018

When is the Right Time to Make a Custom Android Device (and What to Do Before Then)?

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

The process of making any custom electronics product with the sophistication of an Android tablet or smartphone, and even less sophisticated electronics, takes a multi-discipline expert understanding of technical engineering.  For example there must be a hardware architect with knowledge of the hardware at the component level, someone with deep insight into the parameters around […]

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Aug 2018

Juggling Curve Balls: Electronics Manufacturing in China – Part 2

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

This is a continuation on last month’s article, Juggling Curve Balls: Electronics Manufacturing in China – Part 1. Surprise problem delivers blow to plans Word comes back from our engineering team that there was a miscommunication between the head engineer and the project manager. The PCBA (this is the internal ‘electronics’ part of the product) […]

Juggling Curve Balls: Electronics Manufacturing in China – Part 1

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Jul 2018

Juggling Curve Balls: Electronics Manufacturing in China – Part 1

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

This article gives insight into the previously untold story of many businesses that push through defining moments to create their destiny. It should also provide an education of how companies succeed in China manufacturing that isn’t written about in business school textbooks. This story dates back to 2012, when smartphones were still a luxury item, and MP3 players […]

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Jun 2018

Considerations when starting development of a Custom Android Device

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

Out Sourced Development Usually companies that contact Hatch to make custom android tablets or custom android phones have more in-house expertise with software than hardware since the core value of their product comes from the software (front end and/or backend) that’s interfacing with the Android device. The end product, often with a custom case design […]

Considerations when starting a Custom Android Development

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May 2018

Considerations when starting a Custom Android Development

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

Assembly Factory Size When you set out to get a custom Android tablet or custom Android smartphone (or any custom Android device) made, there are a lot of considerations to take into account which will impact the success of your project. Deciding on the right supplier to work with is the initial and most important […]

Simplicity – The Difference Between Product Development Success and Burnout

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Apr 2018

Simplicity – The Difference Between Product Development Success and Burnout

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

A few months ago personal friends of mine – let’s call them The Dream Team – asked me if I wanted to get involved with making a custom Android tablet for use in a car, primarily as a navigation and DVR system, but also with some entertainment functionality.  Key details of the project were that […]

Industrial vs Consumer Electronics – Differences in Engineering Design

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Mar 2018

Industrial vs Consumer Electronics – Differences in Engineering Design

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

When approaching a new electrical design, there are many factors an engineer must consider. These are defined by the specification of the project: namely, whether the application is intended for industrial or consumer use. This decision has a considerable effect on the design of the product, and is the basis for this article. Choosing between […]

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part IV

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Feb 2018

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part IV

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

Karim Yaghmour, CEO Opersys inc. (www.opersys.com) Inside Treble (continued) This is a continuation of the “Inside Treble” section of Part III. Vendor NDK (VNDK) As I mentioned earlier, the lack of testing of the native layer by the CTS made it such that “anything goes” underneath the framework.  Since there was no limit to what […]

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part III

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Feb 2018

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part III

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

Karim Yaghmour, CEO Opersys inc. (www.opersys.com) Inside Treble To understand how Treble achieves its goals, we need to take a closer look at the internals of Android and get a better understanding of how the Android framework interacts with the lower layers of the system.  Only then can we explore the technologies introduced by Treble […]

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