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headless Android

eadless Android is a version of the Android operating system made for embedded devices.

A headless system is typically an embedded device that is without a user interface. Google made a modified version of Android to expand beyond smartphones into the embedded operating system market.

Mobile phones and other embedded devices require much of the same base code. This commonality can speed development by allowing programmers to reuse code for base functions. Google also provides an Interactive Developer Environment (IDE) to ease adoption by embedded device programmers. The environment includes integrated tools for deployment, testing, debugging and software packaging.

There are many experienced Android OS developers because the system is so widely used. Thus, a pool of knowledgeable workers already exists for embedded Android systems, which in turn presents new opportunities for these developers. The existing pool of experienced developers will also make training the next generation of developers easier – an important consideration in the growing field of embedded systems programming. Google made headless Android one of the less expensive options for embedded systems developers, which also stands to increase adoption because the costs of  entering the embedded systems market can be high.

 

This was last updated in February 2015

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