Writing Device Drivers for Android

Writing Device Drivers whereas once a fairly specialized skill has become less so over time. The explosion of smartphones and tablets running Android for example have mandated that device drivers require less time to write and integrate into the system. In this talk we present an overview on how to write a device driver for Android/Linux to support an optical touchpad for Gingerbread. We discuss the event handling mechanism that is part of the Android framework and how events are propagated to the user application from the Linux kernel.

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  • kaushal k.

    hello i missed this meetup but i want to get the detail knowledge regarding android driver development and how to update the kernal with the driver developed plz can one help me out

    April 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I started out my career as a HW technologist for a medium size commercial manufacturer and spent over 5 years troubleshooting equipment in a manufacturing environment and the post production sales. I can understand and appreciate the work entailed, as my Oscope was my friend and my technical library my resource.

    January 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't know much about the subject, but met a number of interesting people, which was what I was there for anyway.

    January 14, 2012

  • Luke W.

    I would have liked more time spent on showing the code and explaining it, but the overall presentation was a good introduction.

    January 14, 2012

  • Sunil

    Excellent presentation. Would have liked more low level details e.g, how to protect critical sections of code from interupt service routines.

    January 14, 2012

  • Bill

    Enjoyed the description of real-life experience of writing a driver.

    January 13, 2012

  • Prithvi R.

    Excellent presenter and presentation. One of the best I have experienced. Please invite this presenter again.

    January 13, 2012

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