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Default Help port android on Sony Dash.

can someone help port android on my sony dash

As for the Sony Dash tech specs, it's got the 7-inch touchscreen with gesture support and a WVGA 800x480 resolution. The Wi-Fi is 802.11b/g and it includes a 500mhz processor. And accelerometer.

this is able to support android hardware wise. ive seen android phones with 500mz processor running 2.1
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I just recently got a Sony Dash. It's nice looking with a nice screen and I like the capacitive touch, but other than that, I'm not too impressed. I don't like any of the available themes, and it is very slow and sluggish. I don't like how it doesn't have any kind of storage and has to re-download anytime the theme or channel apps are changed.

Basically, I think this thing would be a ton better with Android on it. Android widgets are a ton better than the Chumby apps and I would prefer having a "home" screen where I can place them anywhere I want rather than being locked into the half dozen available themes. I hope somebody takes on this project.
 
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Does anyone have news about being able to port Android onto Sony Dash?

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I just recently got a Sony Dash. It's nice looking with a nice screen and I like the capacitive touch, but other than that, I'm not too impressed. I don't like any of the available themes, and it is very slow and sluggish. I don't like how it doesn't have any kind of storage and has to re-download anytime the theme or channel apps are changed.

Basically, I think this thing would be a ton better with Android on it. Android widgets are a ton better than the Chumby apps and I would prefer having a "home" screen where I can place them anywhere I want rather than being locked into the half dozen available themes. I hope somebody takes on this project.
 
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I would be willing to contribute a Dash to someone that is legit and could get something done for this. I just got the new HID B70 with the battery and the OS is awful! If anyone can do it, I know it's the guys on this site, you guys are the best!
 
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Yeah, the OS is definitely awful. That Chumby crap sucks hard if you are used to Android.
 
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Any chance there is someone working on this?
 
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I was looking at a Dash on Sellout.woot for $79, for my 6 y.o. daughters room. I would buy several these if someone ported android to it. This has all the makings of an incredible clock radio with android. The stock OS does seem to suck. For the development community, i think this has the same potential as the gTab. A fine piece of hardware with a crappy OS, but this would add a new category. As a nerd, (I am a chemist, unfortunately not a an android wonk), I find this to be a great opportunity.

To give a commercial value to this, I would buy the ported software for ~$20. While $20 from one guy is not interesting, perhaps this is something that could be sold and really up the value of the Dash. If 20% of Dash buyers bought the android port, it could be worthwhile as a business. God knows sony dumped a load into it.
 
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Here's what I could dig up on the Sony Dash.

CPU: Sigma Design SMP8652A-CBE3, MIPS based.
http://www.sigmadesigns.com/uploads/...SMP8650_br.pdf

Flash: 256MB Samsung K9F2G08B0B (256Mbit*8)
http://www.szyuda88.com/uploadfile/1...5121786169.pdf

RAM: 256MB Nanya NT5TU64M16DG 1Gb (2-chips)
www.nanya.com/NanyaAdmin/GetFiles.ashx?ID=485

LCD Panel: Innolux AT070TN92
http://www.mbest.cc/UploadFile/Download/AT070TN92.pdf

Parts of software under GPL:
https://products.sel.sony.com/openso...E2%84%A22010.1

Sigma Designs Android support brochure
http://www.sigmadesigns.com/uploads/...android_br.pdf

Android on MIPS
http://www.mipsandroid.org/

Probably the biggest barrier is a lot of the Sigma Designs stuff is closed source. From what I found here:
http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=594
Access to the SDK is expensive.
 
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Sony is shutting down their developer server in February 2013. Now would be a GREAT time to port Android onto the Dash...

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