Microchip Technology introduced their Accessory Development Starter Kits for Android. The starter kit is a standalone board used for evaluating and developing electronic accessories for the Google Android operating system for smartphones and tablets. The Microchip PIC24F Accessory Development Starter Kit For Android consists of the 16-bit PIC24F PIC MCU-based development board and a software library. The PIC24F starter kit is available now for $79.99. The PIC32 starter kit will be available in the third quarter of 2011 for $79.99. The software library (works with both kits) is also available now via a free download.
eSOL for Android is a solution for embedded systems development using the Android open source platform from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). eSOL for Android consists of eSOL Adaptor for Android (enables Android to run on non-Linux OSes) and eSOL Professional Services for Android (technical services for Android-based software development).
The new Freescale i.MX51 evaluation kit (EVK) speeds and simplifies the development of compelling applications based on the Google Android platform and Freescale’s i.MX51 processor. The i.MX51 EVK is available now and ships with software BSPs on accompanying pre-flashed SD cards. In addition, Android OS BSP images for the i.MX51 processor can be downloaded from the Freescale website.