VIA has announced something cool that will be perfect for developers and other users that want to work up an Android OS computer for digital signage, in-car entertainment or other needs. VIA has announced that its embedded x86 mainboards now support Android. The first of its boards to get Android support is the little EITX-3002.
With the addition of Android to the mix, VIA embedded mainboards now support Android 2.2, Windows 7, Windows 7 Embedded, and Debian Linux. VIA also has a new Embedded Tool Kit to allow Android to monitor and control peripherals through the OS. The little mainboard is small and uses the Em-ITX from factor. VIA says that it is the first to get Android support.
The small board uses the front and back to maximize components in a small space. It supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 and can support multiple screens. It offers VGA, HDMI, and LVDS connectivity and has a pair of USB ports 3.0 ports are optional with six USB 2.0 ports included.