The Hyperdroid™ platform is eflow's own componentized, customized, optimized, real-time virtualization-capable, expandable Android™ environment.
In late 2010, eflow expands its Hyperdroid platform by adding Hyperdroid™ FastBoot, a high-speed boot-up technology for Android™ and embedded Linux®-based devices.
Real-Time Virtualization + Android™ + OSGi™
- A stable hybrid environment
- A Rich Services platform based on the Android operating system
- A high-performance Android environment featuring the Dalvik Turbo™ optimized virtual machine
- Cooperation with home networked devices thanks to OSGi service platform support
- Interoperability and seamless content sharing between devices thanks to DLNA® support
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A stable hybrid environment
The simultaneous rise of sophistication and complexity in embedded devices makes it increasingly difficult to ensure the stability of their core real-time services, whether they be the phone or the printing function. In the Hyperdroid platform, the use of real-time virtualization (Hypervisor) technology allows to completely isolate the real-time environment from the rich services environment, and so to preserve the primary real-time services without having any effect on the behavior of the newly implemented rich services¹.
¹ in order to guarantee performance, Hyperdroid uses para-virtualization.
An optimized and customized Android platform for implementing rich services
Although the Android platform is anticipated to become the de-facto standard for implementing rich services on embedded devices, appropriate integration, stabilization, and customization to ensure the optimization of the services are absolutely essential to deliver actual commercial products. With the Hyperdroid platform, eflow is providing OEMs and network operators a comprehensive set of services focussing on stabilization and customization, from the initial porting of the Android environment to the actual product commercialization.
Interoperability with home computing devices with the OSGi framework
As the pivotal technology for the next-generation home computing allowing seamless interoperability between the home and the cloud, the OSGi service platform is expected to record an exploding growth. eflow is integrating the OSGi stack into the heart of the Hyperdroid platform, as it runs on top of the Dalvik virtual machine, on the same Linux kernel as the Android environment, allowing the embedded devices to connect to the home computing infrastructure.
Interoperability and seamless content sharing with DLNA support
DLNA technology allows networked devices in the home to interoperate and to seamlessly share content, and is expected to become pervasive thanks to a considerably wide industry support. eflow strives to provide user-friendly, advanced interfaces to promote device interoperability, building upon and extending DLNA technology.