For many products, the user experience starts the moment a device powers up—and first impressions can sometimes make or break a product. Designing for a superior user experience is a development strategy that can help differentiate products from the competition, help boost brand image, improve market share, and set the stage for future product generation success.
Standard Android provides a good base platform with built-in user interface functionality for devices. However, there are user experience gaps that product teams need to address to deliver the experience end users have come to expect. Wind River® Solution Accelerator for Android, User Experience helps fill the development gap by providing platform performance optimizations and unique user interface functionality. Development teams can utilize these user experience technologies to focus on product differentiation, speed time-to-market, and control costs.
Solution Accelerator for Android, User Experience includes the modules described below (each can be purchased separately).
Wind River Solution Accelerator for Android, User Experience provides boot-time technologies that support an "instant-on" capability and minimize power consumption during the boot-up process for different use cases. A typical Android boot process takes about 45 seconds, from pressing the On button to showing the home screen. With expectations for an instant-on experience, a slow boot time just isn't acceptable anymore.
Originally built for smartphone screens, the Android operating system was not designed to present multiple windows on a small screen. As Android evolves to larger screen devices such as tablets, however, the multi-windowing feature, commonly found on PCs, is a must-have user experience capability.
Device-to-device connectivity has become more important than ever. The ability to seamlessly share media and content among devices can be a significant differentiator for your product.
The Wind River Android firmware management system delivers firmware updates to Android devices. It supports both online and offline update methods and helps address a critical missing element in the Android framework. A well-designed and tested firmware management system can assist mobile operators and device manufactures with efficiently delivering product updates that can significantly improve the user experience.