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Why Make Custom Android Hardware? It’s All About Having Control!

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Dec 2019

Why Make Custom Android Hardware? It’s All About Having Control!

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Forget Android for a minute and picture this: There’s a guy, his name is Froid. Froid is at the stage in life where he’s made some cash. Good for Froid! He and his wife (husband or whatever) have a pair of rugrats that are starting to look like real humans. Congrats, Froid. Froid bought his […]

Calm Before the Storm – Custom Android Tablet Manufacturing Before Chinese New Year

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Nov 2019

Calm Before the Storm – Custom Android Tablet Manufacturing Before Chinese New Year

In Blog China Manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

In the months leading up to Chinese New Year (aka Spring Festival) suppliers are under high pressure to ship out orders. Products not shipped before the holiday usually need to wait a month before the next chance to ship. Manufacturing a custom Android device requires more time and attention to detail than manufacturing a generic […]

Custom Android Tablet for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Case Study

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Oct 2019

Custom Android Tablet for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Case Study

In Blog Case study By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Project Scope Create easy to operate and sturdy hardware for a custom Android tablet and matching charging dock used by seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses. The tablet is the centerpiece of a service that Hatch’s client created to provide digitally enhanced Reminiscence therapy to patients of Alzheimer and dementia. Application Background For decades […]

Android Used as Leverage in International Trade Wars: How Did We Get Here? What Happens Next?

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Sep 2019

Android Used as Leverage in International Trade Wars: How Did We Get Here? What Happens Next?

In Blog China Manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

In today’s China the domestic economy runs as voraciously as any free market capitalist society, albeit with strings attached by the Communist government. Successful companies that align with the government’s interests thrive thanks to added support. Companies that benefit the national economy, but don’t have an effect on the government can exist unabated. Companies that […]

New Android Medical Devices Improve the Human Condition

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Aug 2019

New Android Medical Devices Improve the Human Condition

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Medical devices require unequivocal reliability to serve critical uses that affect people’s health or survival. Health care is an industry flush with liability risk and high costs so medical devices must perform more like a rocket ship than a toy. This means change happens slowly and deliberately. When Android first became available in consumer products, […]

Customization Options for Custom Made Android Tablets/Devices

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Jul 2019

Customization Options for Custom Made Android Tablets/Devices

In Blog development hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Hatch designs, develops, and manufactures custom android tablets and smartphones – providing a full service focused around your ultimate goal. Companies planning to have a custom Android tablet manufactured need to firstly decide what customization to make and understand the implications of their custom requirements. When conceptualizing the first version of a custom Android tablet, […]

Android Advertising Display Case Study

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Jun 2019

Android Advertising Display Case Study

Project Scope Design electronics, firmware, and casing of a custom Android Advertising Display to facilitate the unique functions of our client’s app. The displays are installed on top of supermarket shelves, usually at the check out aisle. Application Background The display shows advertisements for products that sit on the shelf below it with the intention […]

Android IoT Hub Case Study

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May 2019

Android IoT Hub Case Study

In hardware-manufacturing manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Project Scope Create an industrial grade Android IoT Hub in a custom waterproof case that has all the standard technology of an Android smartphone and interacts with external sensors (such as temperature and humidity sensors or camera) using Bluetooth. Application Background Since Android IoT Hub isn’t a well known or well-defined product here’s an explanation. […]

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Apr 2019

Android Mobile Phone Chipset Review Q1 2019

In Chipsets hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Android Mobile Phone Chipset Review Q1 2019 The mobile phone market has remained strong (especially compared to wi-fi Android tablets) and the two Greater-China chipset companies leading the way in sales volume and new IC development are Mediatek (Taiwan) and Spreadtrum (China), which has recently started calling itself Unisoc.   Qualcomm is the global leader […]

Android Wi-Fi Tablet Chipset Review Q1 2019

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Mar 2019

Android Wi-Fi Tablet Chipset Review Q1 2019

In Chipsets hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

The Android Wi-Fi tablet market has been fairly stagnant for the past 3 years.  With less consumer demand for these products, there are less IC manufacturers designing new chips for the market and those which are still making chips are updating less frequently. Below is a list of selected popular chips from the leading China […]

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