Android for Rugged Devices - The Challenges and Way Forward

With Android making a strong mark in the smart devices space, there has been a spurt in its growth in other areas such as entertainment, automotive, and rugged devices. Android had initially germinated from an idea of a mobile operating platform for smart devices and it has been designed accordingly. However, with ample opportunities in the market, the gaps in Android are being worked upon to make it attractive for users in various segments. This paper looks at the rugged device market space, shortcomings in Android for this segment, and attempts to highlight the challenges faced by OEMs in adopting Android for rugged devices.

By Ponmuthusubramaniam Vipin Tyagi Krishna Kishore
N - Architect | Assistant Manager (Pre-Sales) | Senior Architect