eInfochips has developed the first Android port to the PowerPC CPU architecture using a modern Android build and featuring Big Endian support. The port is based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code for Android 4.4 (KitKat) and features Kernel 3.12.19. Android emerged around the same time that PowerPC was already in decline and quickly losing market share to ARM. Customers with high-end networking and other enterprise-oriented embedded gear running on PowerPC processors such as Freescale’s PowerQUICC and QorIQ, instead depended on Linux. eInfochips, which is known around here mostly for its ARM/Snapdragon-based boards such as the Eragon 600 computer-on-module, has now completed the Android 4.4 QorIQ port. The new PowerPC Android project includes, tool chain development with GCC version 5.2, PowerPC support in Android 4.4 framework, Android Kernel 3.12.19 for PowerPC e5500, etc… More information can be found on the website of eInfochips.

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