Whenever we hear the name Android, the first thought that comes to our minds is an operating system that powers the most of the smartphones around the world. But, with time, it has grown to become one of the key players in the operating system world by finding its place on smart devices, televisions, computers, cars, etc. This has also created new opportunities for Android developers as they can code apps for devices of different form factors.
Now, to help the developers code software for ARM systems without being dependent on Chromebooks or Intel x86 systems, Google, Huawei, and Linaro have launched HiKey 960 . It costs $239 and measures 85x55mm.
HiKey 960 single board computer is a powerful Raspberry Pi alternative that runs Android. The device is powered by the Huawei’s octa-cire Kirin 960 chip that powers the Mate 9 flagship.
HiKey 960 is an officially supported Android reference board. It’s launched with support from Linaro, an open source organization for developing ARM ecosystem software. Currently, you can install and run Android 7.1 Nougat on HiKey 960.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht