I wish I had the time to attend this one. I would certainly agree that Android is taking an increasing role in the embedded space. A few years ago, when the Beagleboard was new, someone ported Android to it. Recently, I've acquired a Xilinx Zedboard (With a Xilinx Zynq SOC containing an FPGA and a dual-core ARM A9) and it has an Android port already.
I expect that if I were to look closely at most embedded boards with a similar power capability, I'd find Android ports for them too.
The question I haven't really seen an answer to, however, is "what are the benefits of Android over Linux in the embedded world?" I'd say it has a good place, but I don't know how to trade one off for the other.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.