I am an embedded Linux engineer working for a company that works with the Smart Grid. Recently we undertook a project to come up with a new Android based device that is low cost and does not have a screen. In looking at the many choices for operating framework, we decided that Android would be a great platform to build embedded software on.
Our main problem is that there is no really good information about running Android headless. Thus, this blog was born to chronicle our efforts to build a useful headless Android system.
In my opinion, after being involved in embedded Linux projects for around 10 years, Android will be the next major platform for embedded devices. Since Android is built on the Linux kernel, it is stable, open, and a fantastic choice for embedded designs.