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Tiny Android-powered module targets wearables

Freescale has unveiled a tiny, open, Android-based wearable reference platform based on an i.MX6 ARM SoC and supported by a Warpboard.org community site.

Thanks to WaRP’s modular architecture, Android or generic Linux runs directly on the Warpboard’s Cortex-A9 based i.MX6, while real-time data collection chores are offloaded to the Cortex-M4-based Kinetis microcontroller on the Kinetis KL16 daughter card. Similarly, WaRP’s modular hardware partitioning makes it easy for the hacker/maker community to create custom daughter cards for unique wearable applications.