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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 Ben Dolgin Gardner

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

01

Feb 2018

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part II

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

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?

26

Jan 2018

Android Treble: blessing or trouble?

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

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 most […]

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 Ben Dolgin Gardner

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 Ben Dolgin Gardner

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 […]

FCC Certification – The Testing Process

28

Dec 2017

FCC Certification – The Testing Process

In GMS certified hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

The 4 testing procedures your devices must pass to earn the label Last year I brought to you an article that explained 4 of the more important certifications that your electronic device may require. Included in that article was coverage of the FCC certification (Federal Communications Commission) which is needed for electronic products that are manufactured or […]

The First Step to Success with your Android Product Development

14

Dec 2017

The First Step to Success with your Android Product Development

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

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 Article about Hardware Manufacturing you Will Read

11

Dec 2017

The Most Important Article about Hardware Manufacturing you Will Read

In this article, I cover many hardware 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 […]

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 Ben Dolgin Gardner

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 […]

Explaining OTA Updates for Android

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Jun 2017

Explaining OTA Updates for Android

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

What is OTA/FOTA? OTA stands for Over the Air (FOTA – Firmware Over the Air). It refers to the wireless delivery of new or updated software or firmware to devices such as smartphones and tablets. OTA can be used with Android, Apple, Microsoft, and virtually all other connected devices (such as tablets, smartphones, PC’s, and […]

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