Google teams up with Huawei for high-end Raspberry Pi rival that runs Android


Thanks to a collaboration between Google and Huawei, Android developers will no longer have to code on Intel x86 architectures – or Chromebooks – to build software for ARM-based systems. They’ll get to do it on a beefed-up Raspberry Pi-style computer that also happens to run Android. The HiKey 960 is a powerful single-board computer that aims to give Android developers a high-end solution to build and test ARM applications natively. Based on Huawei’s octa-core Kirin 960 chip, which also powers the Mate 9, the device boasts four high-intensity Cortex-A73 cores and four low-power Cortex-A53 cores. In addition to Android, the board comes…

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