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The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) provides a starting point for the porting and functional adaptation of Android for industrial products. With our AOSP professional services, our developer team shortens the time-to-market for our customers. Through support with the long-term maintenance of your Android system as well as with Android security, we ensure that your investment in one of the most modern operating system platforms is secured over a long time period.

Professional services for industrial Android

In addition to the development of concepts for the integration of your own hardware, emlix supports you in building up a typical Android development environment.

Our Android support includes:

  • Setting up of the AOSP build environment (container or server-based)
  • Definition and configuration of Android device types and classes
  • Hardware-specific integration and adaptation of peripheral devices
  • Adaptation and implementation of HALs as well as the HIDL interfaces
  • Product-specific adaptation of components (e.g. Bluetooth, SSL, TEE)
  • Integration of additional components for the Android framework and native layer
  • Bootloader adaptations for Bootimage, Fastboot, AVB, Trusty TEE
  • Implementation and performance of compatibility and system tests (CTS, VTS)
  • Android continuous testing with the Trade Federation Framework (Tradefed)
  • Product-specific optimization of the system start behaviour (init)
  • Specific recovery and update mechanisms (Recovery UI, A/B and non-A/B)
  • Development of product-specific over-the-air (OTA) update concepts
  • System optimization for the separation of OEM components (Project Treble)
  • Android framework updates (Android 8 onward)
  • Integration of Google security patches (Android security bulletins)
  • System analysis, debugging and performance optimization
  • Consultancy on planning, development, testing and maintenance


Industrial Android security

Android offers unmatched flexibility and user-friendliness, and therefore decisive advantages for industrial systems. This article demonstrates that Android-based industrial devices have their challenges, but that the complexity of updates reduces significantly as soon as the product development is based on the separation of the Android framework.


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