Track: Technical and Open Source Mobility

Theme: CODE

Room: Grand Salon

On: Oct 4, 2013, from 14:00 to 19:00

Track leader(s): Cédric Ravalec (Genymobile)

The Linux-based Android OS was designed specifically for phones and tablets but companies have increasingly been using, or considering using it, in other embedded products in recent years. Because of its custom design, it makes the most sense as an embedded operating system in connected devices that have a user interface, and most often, a touch screen.

The automotive industry, where Android has been a staple of in-vehicle-infotainment systems, has so far seen the most prolific use. But that’s about to change.

Companies that have been experimenting with embedded Android for the past two to three years will finally soon begin releasing their products.

Android build systems have also greatly improved in that time period, making it easier and thus more likely for engineers to make the switch. And vendors have become more skilled at engineering and porting embedded Android service.


14:00 - Cross-platform et HTML5

Duration: 60 minutes

Speakers: Mickaël Brard (Head of the Mobile Business Unit at Smile, Smile)

  • Spécialisés depuis près de 3 ans sur Apache Cordova, Smile peut se targuer d'une réelle expérience permettant de faire un point objectif sur cette approche cross-platform.
  • La promesse initiale du développement unique pour plusieurs OS (dont Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, Bada, Tizen, etc.) est-elle tenue ?
  • Le rendu et résultat final est-il au niveau ? Quels sont les points forts et faibles ?
  • Que reste-t-il de spécifique à faire dans le cadre d'un projet Cordova ?
  • Pourquoi l'orientation actuelle et les distributions Linux sur mobile nous confortent de jour en jour sur ce positionnement ?

15:00 - Android Testing

Duration: 60 minutes

Speakers: Olivier Gonthier (Zenika)

16:00 - Using Android for industrial and realtime systems

Duration: 60 minutes

Speakers: Pierre Ficheux (CTO, Open Wide)

Android is one the most (free) operating system used these days as more than 70 % of smartphones runs it. One can call it a "Linux based OS" as it runs a Linux kernel but it's not "another Linux distribution". We will introduce several ways to adapt standard open source components to Android (user or kernel space). Additionally, we'll focused on realtime as RT is a common feature for embedded systems. Finally we'll evaluate Android capabilities regarding Linux RT patches such as PREEMPT-RT or Xenomai.

17:00 - Firefox OS

Duration: 60 minutes

Speakers: Alexandre Lissy (Mozilla)

18:00 - Hangout Direct on CyanogenMod what the futur

Duration: 60 minutes

Speakers: Guillaume Lesniak (MIAGE Nancy)

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