Texas Instruments “AM335x” ARM platform has been gaining a lot of traction during the past couple of years. With the Beaglebone Black, a low cost board for developing on the platform is available. With the upcoming launch of the Arduino TRE which is based widely on the BBB, the platform is becoming even more interesting for the embedded industry.
In this post we would like to cover of how to get started with embedded Android development on the Beaglebone Black. While there are already excellent tutorials available of how to Build Yocto and Android Jellybean (based on the rowboat development project), this article covers building the Android Mainline (and vanilla) source code.
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This post will show you how to build and deploy the Yocto Linux distribution on the Beaglebone Black. Since the latest Yocto 1.6 “daisy” release, there is an official board support package for the Beaglebone. Therefore, the build process will be pretty straight-forward.
On an Ubuntu 12.04, you will need at least the following packages
~$ sudo apt-get install chrpath gawk diffstat texinfo g++
Download the latest Yocto release branch “daisy”
~$ mkdir yocto
~$ cd yocto
~/yocto$ git clone -b daisy git://git.yoctoproject.org/poky.git
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