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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 […]

Electronics manufacturing in America or Europe – Dream or Reality?

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Feb 2019

Electronics manufacturing in America or Europe – Dream or Reality?

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Simple, and then increasingly advanced, electronics manufacturing started moving from the US to Japan in the 1960s as brands searched for lower costs.  Subsequently, suppliers in other developing Asian countries provided even lower costs. Labor intensive manufacturing moves like water. Water settles in the lowest point that has the fewest holes.  Manufacturing settles in the […]

The Most Important and Often Overlooked Part of Custom Android Development

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Nov 2018

The Most Important and Often Overlooked Part of Custom Android Development

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Let’s cut to the chase, everyone knows about user testing, but no one thinks enough about the impact it has on a Custom Android Development timeline. When I suggest this to clients they initially unintentionally ignore the suggestion until the benefit becomes apparent during prototype testing.  Rarely do companies realize how important this is until […]

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Oct 2018

The Nightmare we Share – Lessons from Working with the Wrong Chinese Android Supplier

In October we got an email from a company, Peppercorn (not real name), that had reached out to Hatch over a year ago about making a custom Android tablet for them.   The project itself, from a technical standpoint, was perfect for Hatch, but the company wasn’t mature enough to commit to the volume we […]

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 […]