Android Tablet Hacks – How to Make Your Own DIY Android Tablet!

For those of you who want to make your own multi-touch Android Tablet, you can get the Liquidware’s Beagle Embedded Starter Kit, which comes loaded with pretty much all you need plus 4GB pre-formatted SD card to boot Angstrom Linux.

The kit contains everything needed to bring up Linux on a portable touchscreen device. With a 4.3” OLED touchscreen that mounts directly on the BeagleBoard, the BeagleTouch reduces the need for several peripherals and a mess of wires. Serial communication to the BeagleBoard is brought out to a Type B-mini USB port, and the entire setup can be powered and charged through the BeagleJuice battery module, which includes an on/off switch as well.

Now, the question is, how in the hell do you get Android on there?

Well, Android just runs top of linux and there’s already instructions on how to port Android to a Beagle Board. This could seriously be a lot of fun and I might get this kit to try it out myself.  (Also see this page for more Beagle Board porting of Android)

Need proof?  Here’s the same Beagle Board running 720P HD videos off ported Android:


Yeah, for those of you who can’t wait for the slew of Android Tablets coming later this year, just go make your own!

via engadget, wired

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