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Best CPUs for Custom Android Tablets Q4 2020

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Oct 2020

Best CPUs for Custom Android Tablets Q4 2020

In Chipsets hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Since the explosion of Android tablets started almost 10 years ago several CPU (central processor unit) manufacturers have come and gone.  In the beginning high profit and high volume drew companies into the space, but as the volume of Wi-Fi Android tablets dropped and competition grew a few clear leaders have emerged.  Those leaders include […]

Best Mobile Phone CPUs for Custom Android Manufacturing Q4 2020

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Sep 2020

Best Mobile Phone CPUs for Custom Android Manufacturing Q4 2020

In Chipsets hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

When architecting custom Android hardware the first thing to consider is which CPU to use.  A CPU is the central IC chip that powers a digital product, sometimes referred to as the ‘brains’ of a product.  Choosing the CPU is the most fundamental design decision for your product because the capabilities and limitations of this […]

Security of Custom Android Devices vs Retail Devices

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Aug 2020

Security of Custom Android Devices vs Retail Devices

In hardware-manufacturing By Franklin

Smartphones have become popular for the same reasons they make great surveillance devices.  Location, cameras, mic, sensors, apps, and operating systems are incredible for work and play.  These same features also create virtual windows into the lives of unsuspecting consumers.  The American security martyr, Edward Snowden, has accurately expressed concerns regarding the insecure nature of […]

Tips to Evaluating New Suppliers (and Customers)

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Jul 2020

Tips to Evaluating New Suppliers (and Customers)

In hardware-manufacturing By export

The ability to accurately evaluate a new business relationship or project at an early stage has a defining impact on your success.  Evaluating custom Android projects are a perfect example of this.  A new custom Android product can seem complicated at first, but a calculated approach simplifies making it a reality.  The same idea holds […]

Android Source Code isn’t what you expect

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Jun 2020

Android Source Code isn’t what you expect

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Occasionally software companies that Hatch makes custom Android tablets or custom Android smartphones for request access to the source code running on their device.  They feel that they understand Android well enough to work on the source code and want to get more connected to their product.  These requests are fair and honorable.  Their idea […]

Comparing Development of Custom Android Hardware and Custom IoT Hardware

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May 2020

Comparing Development of Custom Android Hardware and Custom IoT Hardware

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Hope everyone is figuring out how to make the most of living in pandemic times.  This month’s article returns to focus on Custom Android development, in particular how it compares with developing a Custom IoT product.  This article focuses on the devices, rather than the backend systems that interact with IoT and Android devices. The […]

Corona, You, Me, Us. What’s Happened and Where it’s Going

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Apr 2020

Corona, You, Me, Us. What’s Happened and Where it’s Going

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Coronavirus has interrupted this month’s regularly scheduled program so this blog post doesn’t deal with custom Android tablets, custom Android manufacturing, or anything custom Android hardware related.  It’s time to address the elephant in the room.  I hope you’ve been making the most of our new world order now that a microscopic virus is in […]

Ready for custom Android development? Or where to turn when Android isn’t the right choice

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Mar 2020

Ready for custom Android development? Or where to turn when Android isn’t the right choice

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Designing software is usually more dynamic and subject to change than developing a custom Android tablet or custom Android phone (assuming the hardware architecture is clear). Finishing the first version of software also better defines the requirements of the hardware in case any changes or surprises come up. For these reasons having the Android app […]

How to Write an Effective Inquiry for a Custom Android Manufacturing Project

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Feb 2020

How to Write an Effective Inquiry for a Custom Android Manufacturing Project

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Hatch receives a decent amount of inquiries for Custom Android hardware projects through our website and through email (which end up in the same inbox). The first contact a potential client sends provides a strong indication of whether the client and Hatch would be a good match for each other. An email that’s concise and […]

Steps to Making Custom Android Hardware

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Jan 2020

Steps to Making Custom Android Hardware

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Manufacturing custom Android tablets and custom Android phones has turned into a passion of mine, not only because I enjoy getting the product made, but because of the interesting projects Hatch has the honor of working on. Our ability to make products is what gives Hatch the chance to play a role in advancing these […]

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