In software parlance, Android Things is already as good as gone. While some commercial projects may continue to exist after January 2021, all support will end, and all project data will be deleted after January 2022. A replacement of Android Things was sought in vain by many users.
To use Android or Linux in a professional embedded device is difficult to answer for product managers and software architects. We try to give some guidance and help by technically comparing the two operating systems in that context.
The Android-based operating system emteria.OS is finally released for the Raspberry Pi 4B. Embedded applications and use cases can count on more computing power and better performance while staying cost-effective. Also, it is possible to manage Raspberry Pi 4 device fleets through the emteria web portal.
In 2020 we globally face over 22 billion connected IoT devices of which 54% are non-consumer devices. The recent pace of growth and development in embedded and IoT technologies has led to impressive new devices and services. This came along with new challenges, too. One of the main challenges is to ensure device security and…