Porting the Google Android Mobile Operating System to Legacy Hardware

M. Johnson and K. Hawick (New Zealand)


Mobile Operating Systems, Architecture, Software Development.


This paper describes a project to port Google's Android operating system to run on older (and significantly cheaper) devices than are currently available. We have successfully run the OS on a commonly available device with all hardware working. We started a very successful open source project and our port is in use by significant numbers of people in many different countries.

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