idea: Make an Android ROM which turns it into an AWESOME Dev Board

ZaidPirwani wrote 07/20/2015 at 07:00 2 points

we already have cheap as hell android phones available with touch screen, 2G, 3G, audio i/o, bluetooth, wifi, battery and a lots more...

Writing apps for those is awesome as they can be used as great front-ends as well as provide very high processing power to embedded projects.

It would be nice to have a dedicated Android ROM which would let a DIY EE hacker to customize the android interface completely.

any ideas or suggestions, dont wanna buy the expensive single board computers, they are cheap but add battery, screen, wifi and stuff and they become expensive - whereas cheap android phones are as low as <50USD (in China/Asia mostly)

maybe a kickstarter for sch a hack-friendly phone...