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TI Android Gingerbread 2.3 DevKit 1.0

TI Android Gingerbread 2.3 DevKit version 1.0 is available for AM37x, AM35x & OMAP35x devices.

TI’s Android Gingerbread 2.3 DevKit version 1.0 (EA) release is available for AM35x, AM37x, OMAP35x devices. The release has been validated on AM35x/37x EVMs and Beagleboard rev C4.

The DevKit release can be downloaded from http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/androidsdk-sitara.html

This release package provides a Andorid GingerBread 2.3 sources, SGX (3D graphics) drivers, Adobe Flash 10 support, WLAN, Bluetooth support for WL1271, Power Management (DVFS, suspend, resume, CPU IDLE, etc), S-Video, RowboPERF performance measurement application, NAND (UBIFS), USB Mouse cursor, Fastboot and standard applications from Android.

Release Notes are available at http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/TI-Android-GingerBread-2.3-DevKit-1.0_ReleaseNotes

What’s new in this release?

The Devkit release has improved tools for debug and development environment. The release includes TI’s Code Composer Studio V5 with Android Plugins to ease Android app development and porting for developers. The gitorious.org/rowboat android sources (kernel, file system and boot loader) are pre-packaged to enable developers start building android for custom hardware with detailed host setup instructions.

Refer to http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/TI-Android-GingerBread-2.3-DevKit-1.0_DeveloperGuide for more details.

Power Management is improved as it supports DVFS, CPU IDLE, Suspend, Resume, etc.

Bluetooth Hands Free and Head Set profiles are supported, Mouse cursor is added (not in standard Gingerbread frame work from Google).

The following features from previous FroYo release are still retained,

Adobe Flash 10 libraries (on request), USB Mass Storage, Audio record/playback, Keypad, Touchscreen, S-video, DVI, etc.

For support and queries please use http://e2e.ti.com/android

Regards,

Khasim