Already running the virtualized Android 11

Android 11 is the first Android Automotive OS that supports virtualization on top of VIRTIO, and OpenSynergy is the first hypervisor vendor using VIRTIO standard to run a virtualized Android 11 on its COQOS Hypervisor SDK.

Android 11 has a pre-integrated open source virtualization framework (VIRTIO). The COQOS Hypervisor SDK supports all the VIRTIO devices necessary for Android 11 to run seamlessly on OpenSynergy’s hypervisor without any adaptation. No modifications are necessary to integrate Android 11 and ensuing Android releases onto any hypervisor that supports VIRTIO.

VIRTIO is an industry-standard currently finding its way into the automotive industry. The OASIS consortium promotes and maintains this standard for “OASIS (VIRTIO) Virtual I/O Device standard.” OpenSynergy and Google are members of OASIS and are working together to deploy open standards in the automotive domain. Where automotive-specific VIRTIO interfaces are missing, the two companies work within the OASIS consortium to close the gap for Android.

OpenSynergy provides an SDK currently the most mature virtualized platform on the market for automobiles using an open standard. Therefore, it is the perfect companion for Android 11. COQOS Hypervisor SDK guarantees secure integration with other operating systems, such as Linux, RTOS’s, or other Android instances. Each operating system can have different functional safety requirements (= different ASIL levels) because it runs in a separate virtual machine. The operating systems run entirely independently.

The benefits of Android 11 on COQOS Hypervisor SDK in a nutshell:

  • It allows customers to get up and running in a few days.
  • It enables easy upgrade of Android and BSP to mature the customer solution.
  • It provides a significant reduction in the effort required to switch the hardware or hypervisor vendor.



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