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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 […]

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part II

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Feb 2018

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part II

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

Karim Yaghmour, CEO Opersys inc. (www.opersys.com) Treble and the Android release flow Why have Android updates been generally difficult, long and expensive?  What are the specific issues with older releases that made such updates so difficult?  And how does Treble attempt to solve this? Let’s take a closer look at the processes at play and […]

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 […]

6 Vital Areas to Consider when Sourcing Android Tablets and Smartphones

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Jan 2018

6 Vital Areas to Consider when Sourcing Android Tablets and Smartphones

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

We’ve encountered countless customers with the idea that sourcing products in China is simple; go to Alibaba or Global Sources, find a supplier and order your product. This idea is more or less correct, but the results vary, seemingly with a high percentage of customers having bad experiences and financial loss, even as Chinese suppliers […]

Android and IoT – An (almost) Perfect Match

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Dec 2017

Android and IoT – An (almost) Perfect Match

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

Hatch has started working on IoT projects involving both Android and embedded MCU platforms. Therefore we’re often comparing in which scenarios each platform delivers a better result. In May I brought you an article explaining the Advantages of using USSD for IoT. This month I’ll cover in what scenarios Android is the right platform for […]

The First Step to Success with your Android Product Development

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Dec 2017

The First Step to Success with your Android Product Development

In hardware-manufacturing By Samantha

What’s an Engineering Assessment and why it is necessary to a successful finished product? If you’ve been involved at any stage of the production of a custom Android device (or any product), from concept to development to manufacturing, you will know about the hurdles that come up along the way. Your workload during the development […]

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 […]