Google and Huawei have partnered with Integrated Circuit Board manufacturer LeMaker to develop the HiKey960, a Raspberry Pi like development board specifically designed for Android. The $240 USD device is powered by Huawei’s powerful Kirin 960 SoC with a healthy 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Just like a Raspberry Pi the HiKey960 include all of the IO ports needed to get connected as well as wireless protocols like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built into the board.
Check out the full specs below
Of course, a development board wouldn’t be worth much without the software and Google has provided instructions on how to install Android 7.1 onto the HiKey960. From there the Android World is your Oyster. I can think of some cool applications for an always on Android Device living in my house.
If you’re interested in grabbing a device they are being sold via Amazon, which isn’t shipping to Australia, and via Lenovator who are offering $30 shipping to Australia, fulfilment should start in early May.