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 Processor Z6xxx Series based platforms (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.
“We’ve found Aava’s SDK to be very stable and compelling experience while the addition of a functioning smartphone as part of the SDK enables us to test UI and usability issues in a real world setting”
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 processor based devices.
The Virta Android h-SDK was created in cooperation with Intel and has been validated and hardened for Android by Wind River. “Developers require a stable and feature-complete development platform to achieve fastest time to market. Aava Mobile licensed the Wind River Platform for Android to meet developers’ needs by offering a reliable software foundation that is highly optimized for the Intel-based device’s baseline capabilities,” said Chris Buerger, senior director of product management at Wind River.
Application developers Ixonos and Teleca are already using a beta version of Virta Android. “We’ve found Aava’s SDK to be very stable and compelling experience while the addition of a functioning smartphone as part of the SDK enables us to test UI and usability issues in a real world setting,” said Andrew Till, vice president of solutions marketing at Teleca.
Virta Android h-SDK Availability:
Aava Mobile’s Virta Android h-SDK for developing ‘Android on Intel Atom Processors’ can be pre-ordered today by clicking here. The h-SDK is slated to ship in Q3 of 2010.