Android Custom OS Development


During my time as an Android developer, I created custom operating system upgrades for a handful of devices. My favourite example would be the HP Slate 21.

Spec Sheet:

CPUQuad Core 1.8GHz
ChipsetNVIDIA® Tegra 4 T40S
Memory1GB RAM
Shipped Android Version4.4.2
MicroSDUp to 128GB
USB3 x USB 2.0 port
Dimentions20.9 x 13.9 x 2.63 in
Weight10.69 lb
Display1920 x 1080 pixels
Front CameraWEBCAM
Release DateUnknown

This device is a 21” Android tablet which unfortunately stopped receiving updates from the manufacturer early in its lifecycle. To fix this problem, I ported a custom version of Android to bring support for the latest apps and features. This is something that the Slate community was very excited about as this device had so much potential. Currently, my software has amassed over 5000 downloads across my releases. You can find a link to the project here. Below are some images of the finished build: