Ever since the launch of the Android SDK, there's been a number of videos released showing ports and hacks of the platform running on existing mobile devices.
So i thought it might be fun to round them all up into one place. So here's a rundown of the Android ports i could find.
If you know of any i've missed, feel free to add them
This YouTube video demonstrates a successful port of the Android SDK on some real hardware in the form of the Armadillo 500
, the Japanese company ported Android to the ARM based evaulation board - the Armadillo 500. The Armadillo’s CPU is i.MX31L (ARM11 core) which runs at 400MHz, and as you can see from the video the Armadillo Android port runs a lot faster than the Android Zaurus.
Sharp Zaurus SL-C3100
Android seems a good fit for the Zaurus SL-C3100 as these screenshots show.
The Android SDK emulator image (m5-rc14) was successfully ported over to the Sharp device, noting that the main difference between the Zaurus and the emulator being that Android uses a panning mechanism (page flipping) for screen updates, and this is currently unsupported in the default pxa2xx framebuffer code of the linux 2.6.23 kernel.
Sharp Zaurus C700
Here’s the Android m5-rc14 build successfully running on the Zaurus C700.
Possibly one of the most impressive Android ports to date is the installation on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet
have posted a pretty detailed how-to to get Android up and running on your N810 if you fancy your chances.
Sharp Zaurus SL-C760
Some video proof of a successful Android port to the Sharp Zaurus SL-C760.
- The system boots and the applications seem to work.
- Runs from an NFS share over a network connection.
- Keyboard input is working.
- Touchscreen is not working.
- No network connection yet for Android applications.
HTC Polaris (Touch Cruise)