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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. […]

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 […]

Juggling Curve Balls – Electronics Manufacturing in China

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Jul 2018

Juggling Curve Balls – Electronics Manufacturing in China

In China Manufacturing hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

This article gives insight into the previously untold story of many businesses that push through defining moments to create their destiny. It should also provide an education of how companies succeed with Electronics Manufacturing in China that isn’t written about in business school textbooks. Three simultaneous truths existed in 2004.   One, I was competent […]

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part IV

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Feb 2018

Android Treble: blessing or trouble – Part IV

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]