Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Rowboat (Android for Texas Instruments Devices)

Cute Android: Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Rowboat (Android for Texas Instruments Devices (OMAP35x / AM35x / AM37x / DM37x ))

Description
Rowboat is an open source Android project which enables Android on OMAP35x, AM35x, AM37x and DM37x platforms. The goals of the project is:
* Provide a stable Google Android base port for OMAP35x, AM35x, AM37x and DM37x platforms
* Enable key OMAP35x, AM35x, AM37x, DM37x hardware features (ARM plus NEON, DSP, 2D/3D Accelerated Graphics and others)

Project Home
http://code.google.com/p/rowboat/

Project owners
katierh, artemi.ivanov, konstantin.belov, yegor.yelizarov, sm.khasim, russushko

Version
1.0

Downloads
http://code.google.com/p/rowboat/downloads/list

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Source Code
The project sources are hosted at http://gitorious.org/rowboat

Host Setup to download the sources
Before you download the source, you will need git and repo tools.

On an Ubuntu 8.04 host, you can do the following:

Getting git:

$ sudo apt-get install git-core

Getting repo:

$ curl http://android.git.kernel.org/repo >~/bin/repo
$ chmod a+x ~/bin/repo

You can find detailed repo installing instructions here
To download the rowboat source code

Kindly follow the below instructions to download the sources

$ mkdir ~/rowboat-android
$ cd ~/rowboat-android
$ repo init -u git://gitorious.org/rowboat/manifest.git -m ManifestName
$ repo sync

More
Key differentiators among many others

* Active and open development of a quality Android port
* Focused on a stable, well tested and benchmarked Android port for OMAP35xx
* Graphics and Multimedia performance optimizations
* Complete support of OMAP35x, AM/DM37x based BeagleBoard, OMAP3EVM and a few more platforms as well as AM35x based AM3517EVM

Who might be interested in this project

* Groups planning to use Android with OMAP35x, AM/DM37x and/or AM35x
* BeagleBoard users with an interest in Android
* Android OS and Android application developers
* Everyone considering Android beyond handsets

Where to get started

* Check the project status here
* See the Rowboat wiki
* Try pre-built Android
* IRC chat #rowboat
* Mailing list [email protected]

Texas Instruments Android Releases

TI provides Android DevKit for all OMAP35x, AM35x, AM37x and DM37x based EVM and Beagleboard platforms. The releases can be found here.

* TI Android Eclair DevKit V1.0
* Next Release Oct 22nd (Features: Froyo, 3D graphics, Flash 10, Stagefright, etc)
* Any issues post your query directly to TI engineers on http://e2e.ti.com “Android”

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