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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Android Treble: blessing or trouble?

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Jan 2018

Android Treble: blessing or trouble?

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

This month I’m honored to share an article written by my friend Karim Yaghmour, one of the world’s leading experts on the Linux and Android platforms, about Treble, a major revision to Android’s architecture.  The article is in depth enough for an experienced engineer to appreciate, yet explains the details in simple enough language that […]

The Most Important Hardware Article that you Will Read

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Dec 2017

The Most Important Hardware Article that you Will Read

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

In this article I cover many manufacturing issues, questions and concerns that most people have (or will come across) when it comes to making tech hardware. Over the last few years, Hatch’s hardware blog has aimed to provide its readers and subscribers with the most relevant and up to date information with regards to hardware […]

The Do or Die of Shenzhen Manufacturing: A Niche to Scratch

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Jul 2017

The Do or Die of Shenzhen Manufacturing: A Niche to Scratch

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

You’ve heard Shenzhen’s story: sleepy fishing village to mega-city. Only forty-or-so years and the ‘experimental zone’ that drank a rocket-fuel mixture of capitalism and ‘if you build it’ attitude already ranks next to the nation’s capital. It’s also a case study in China’s manufacturing growth – from the spectacular growth of the 80s, 90s and […]

Overview of USSD for IoT

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May 2017

Overview of USSD for IoT

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

What is USSD? Unstructured Supplementary Service Data or USSD, is a protocol used by GSM cellular devices (like a cell phone or M2M product) for bilateral communication between the device and the mobile network provider’s computers. USSD is commonly used for balance checking, adjusting mobile account settings, and adding credit. Anytime mobile phone users dial […]