Monthly Archives: November 2011

Android 4.0 IceCream on Beagleboard XM (TI AM37x – ARM Cortex A8)

You thought we would be late – didn’t you ? – Impossible !!! brings you first cut of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Texas Instruments AM37x based Beagleboard XM (ARM Cortex A8 at 1GHz).

This is very preliminary version and there is lot more do, we are continuing our efforts to evaluate and bring in support for all other peripherals like Audio, video, connectivity, SGX acceleration etc. This might take some time.

The official TI DevKit  release is still not planned yet as we have to evaluate the performance on each arowboat supported devices like AM37x, AM335x, AM35x, etc.

Complete details about building sources, pre-built image to quickly evaluate ICS on beagleboard and source locations for download are documented by Pankaj Bharadiya from arowboat team here,

Coming soon : ICS on Beaglebone 🙂

Happy Thanks Giving.


beaglebone introduced at completed yesterday with a wonderful note from Khasim member of and beagleboard community.

This was an unique event where audience were given access to beaglebone, beagleboard XM, pandaboard and craneboards, there were software fueling stations to setup laptops for Android development, trying platforms with pre-built images, solving queries and so on.

Satish Patel from Texas Instruments gave a talk on “Android memory optimization techniques for non phone segment”. The talk was houseful 🙂

Lot of fun, excellent talent to talk to – we had Diogo Ferreira from CyanogenMod at our hackers corner.


Let’s get back to work now 😦 hosts Android Quiz and Hackers corner hosts Android Quiz and Android Hackers corner at

Texas Instruments sponsored Android hackers’ corner

  • Get access to multiple open platforms like Pandaboard, beagleboard, craneboard, beaglebone, etc
  • Fueling stations where you can find pre-built images, Android tools, sources and lot more developer resources to install/copy & setup your laptops
  • Talk to experts from on multimedia, 3D graphics acceleration, Android internals, Embedded Linux, etc.
  • Get trained instantly on basics to advanced topics on Android.
  • Go Live on Android development for embedded and mobile products / applications.

Win exciting prizes every hour and bumper prize “beaglebone” !!!!

Participate in arowboat Android Quiz and win prizes every hour for two continuous days

The steps are simple,

a)       Follow us on, you will be auto followed.

b)       Every hour questions will be posted on arowboat twitter account

c)       Answer the question, the first correct entry will win an exciting prize sponsored by Texas Instruments

d)       Get ready to win Beaglebone – Lucky draw among all the quiz participants on final day

Follow us on for more updates.

Posted by:

Syed Mohammed Khasim

Join us at

Yes we “” team is at – on November 18th and 19th at Bangalore. More details here

We will be presenting multiple sessions at the event.

Interesting news:

We will be demonstrating Beaglebone running Android (  live at the venue.

There will be 21×18 feet of hackers corner hosted by community with lots of boards to play and learn around, instructors from will be available to discuss Android issues, live trainings and a lot more.

Just excited … more info will be provided soon. Looking forwarded to meet you there.

Khasim (