Google Android Apps get a boost from Aava’s Virta Android SDK

Just in time for Computex 2010, Aava Mobile announced Virta™ Android, a hardware-enhanced software developer kit (h-SDK) for Android developers wishing to write applications for smartphones and tablets running the newest Intel® Atom™ Z6xx Series processors (previously codenamed “Moorestown”). The Virta Android is a fully functioning x86 smartphone that comes pre-loaded with a tailored Android SDK ported to Intel Atom processors.

Aava Mobile created Virta Android to give application developers a real-world device for development and testing. Virta Android is cross-compatible with all current Android SDK software and comes with a capacitive touch screen, accelerometer, GPS, haptic feedback, and video/still camera. Virta Android includes a GSM/EDGE quad band and WCDMA triple-band (band I, II and V) modem, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and all antennae connectivity for complete platform and application testing. The Virta Android is the only phone factor SDK for developing and testing Android platforms and applications to run on Intel Atom based devices.

The Virta Android h-SDK was created in cooperation with Intel and has been validated and hardened for Android by Wind River. Application developers Ixonos and Teleca are already using a beta version of Virta Android.

Aava Mobile’s Virta Android h-SDK for developing ‘Android on Intel Atom Processors’ can be pre-ordered today by visiting the CDK Pre-Order section of their site. The h-SDK is slated to ship in Q3 of 2010.

Below are a few helpful links to gain further familiarity with the kits:

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    Aava Mobile’s x86 Reference Design

    Aava Mobile’s x86 smartphone reference design answers consumers’ demand for more powerful mobile devices that still fit in a pocket and can last an entire day on one battery charge. Current smartphone designs use under-powered chips that conserve battery life, while netbooks and tablets are more powerful but drain batteries quickly and lack the instant-on software experience. Aava Mobile’s reference design is based on the Intel Atom Processor Z6xx Series.

    About Aava Mobile
    Aava Mobile was founded in 2009 by a team of engineering wizards with a strong background in mobile phone development who wanted to build an open-source mobile device platform for the OEM/ODM market. Aava Mobile’s open devices harness the creativity of developer communities and provide the flexibility to OEM/ODMs and mobile operators to incorporate their own user interface, content and services to differentiate their devices from competitors.

    Source: Aava Mobile

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