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    Android based Infotainment development questions

    Hi,

    I am intersted in doing a project for an infotainment system based on the Android platform,

    Initially this is a development project so it doesnt have to be the most cutting edge hardware,
    but what I cannot find and some of you guys may know is whether there are development kits
    the incorporate a touchscreen and peripherals such as GPS, FM/AM tuner, Bluetooth, CAN etc,
    that is able to run android.

    My other dev idea is to buy a cheap android tablet which already has some of the peripherals and design a card that converts CAN to USB,
    My profession is as a software engineer, so anything were I can cut out as much of the electronic engineering as possible is where I want to go for now.

    Any ideas here would be much appreciated.

    TIA
    Cheers

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    We are also searching for infotainment system with software source, but ware unable to get any, so we are thinking to make one.
    Since we have a lot of experiences with FriendlyArm board, we are planing to build one around it.

    I have started a project at
    http://sourceforge.net/p/ddmc/discus...read/fa403455/

    the overall price of components should be under 250EUR

    We are prepared to make development board, but we don't have enough resources for software.

    Is anyone prepared to contribute?


    Simon

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