hawkcapl
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Android Things vs Raspbian

Sat May 06, 2017 3:40 pm

Hi

Just wondering if anyone knows what the differences/advantages/disadvantages are in using the Android Things image over the default Raspbian image for the AIY Voice Kit ?

Thanks

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Re: Android Things vs Raspbian

Sat May 06, 2017 5:30 pm

hawkcapl wrote:Hi

Just wondering if anyone knows what the differences/advantages/disadvantages are in using the Android Things image over the default Raspbian image for the AIY Voice Kit ?

Thanks

hawkcapl
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Re: Android Things vs Raspbian

Sun May 07, 2017 2:37 pm

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3184489/ ... board.html
"We're hopeful that in time Google will resuscitate the ARMv6 support in Android to allow Things to run on Zero W," Upton said.

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Re: Android Things vs Raspbian

Sat May 13, 2017 11:35 pm

The instructions for the Raspbian are way easier to follow. Plus you need that json file as per the instructions in magpi.

If you then want to go the Android Things 31 route.
There's a new sample project as of May 13 ( I'm sure things will change)
https://github.com/androidthings/sample-googleassistant

rename the json file to credentials.json

On your computer with Android Studio 2.2 open the sample project. It wont build until you add a new folder
called raw in the res folder. cp the credentials.json over to the raw folder and then rebuild the project and the
build is hopefully then successful.

In some ways Android Things is far simpler (if you've invested the time and effort to learning Android). Although you can install multiple packages it's best to work on one package at a time else (say) one project will have the pins as outputs and another as inputs and it will end in tears.

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