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Android for the BeagleBone Black by Aravind Prakash, Andrew Henderson

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Installing Android on the BeagleBone Black

The Android OS is a complex piece of software that is constructed out of many components built from a very large codebase. It can be a difficult and time-consuming task to build Android from source, so you will be using a premade Android image from the BBBAndroid project (www.bbbandroid.org) throughout this book.

BBBAndroid is a port of Android Open Source Project (AOSP) KitKat Android to the BBB. There are a few different distributions of Android available for the BBB, but we selected BBBAndroid because it uses the 3.8 Linux kernel. This kernel includes the Cape Manager (capemgr) functionality as well as a few other tools that will assist you in interfacing hardware to Android apps. Other flavors of Android ...

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