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  1. 1. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements NSF-REU 2008: Using Android to Promote Education in Mobile Device Development Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University June 20, 2008 Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  2. 2. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Outline 1 Introduction 2 What is Android? 3 Android in Education 4 Achievements 5 Future Plans 6 Conclusion 7 Acknowledgements Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  3. 3. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements About Us Danny Noler Senior at Mercer University BS in Computer Science, minor in Math and IST Chris Baker Senior at Auburn Unversity Bachelor of Software Engineering in the College of Engineering Currently participating in NSF-REU at Auburn Unversity Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  4. 4. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements What is Android? A software stack for mobile devices: Operating System Middleware Key Apps Android is currently being developed and funded by Google. First Android device is expected late 2008 or early 2009. Though project is open source, Google has not released Android source code. Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for application programming. Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  5. 5. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Hardware Requirements for Android In order to port Android to real hardware, the following prerequisites must be met: 200 MHz processor At current state, processor must be ARM architecture. 32 MB RAM 32 MB Flash Memory These are MINIMUM requirements for running Android. Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  6. 6. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Why Use Android? Project is open source Tools for application development widely available. Plenty of online resources. With source code availability, relatively easy to port Android to mobile devices. What about now? Android can be ported to some devices using a compiled Linux kernel with Android patches applied. Current use is limited depending on the device. Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  7. 7. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Specific Topics Covered using Android in Education No Source? No Problem. Using cross compilers Device driver programming Mobile application development Hacking different hardware architectures Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  8. 8. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Achievements Nokia N800 Android successfully ported to device Applications are stable Functional touchscreen Working WiFi and Web Browser Figure: Chris holding N800 with Android running. Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  9. 9. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Future Plans Nokia N800 Design and implement virtual keyboard Time permitting, design and implement application TI OMAP1611 Development Board Currently researching method to transfer Linux kernel to device Working with Dr. Umphress and Dr. Chapman on Android implementation Presents challenge since board is bare Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  10. 10. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Future Plans (Cont.) Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 Waiting for device arrival Minor background research has been completed Device has advantage over other devices due to built-in keyboard Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  11. 11. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Conclusion Android provides ideal environment for mobile device education Current work with Android presents a challenge due to lack of source code However, Android can still be used in its present state for learning Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  12. 12. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Acknowledgements Dr. Chapman - Mentor Dr. Umphress - Mentor Dr. Nelson - OMAP Provider Google - Information and Research Source Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
  13. 13. Introduction What is Android? Android in Education Achievements Future Plans Conclusion Acknowledgements Thank You! Any Questions? Chris Baker and Danny Noler Auburn University NSF-REU 2008
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