Android now supported on VIA embedded x86 mainboards

December 15, 2011

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.

[via SlashGear]

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