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Versions of Android and i.MX6 BSP Support

Question asked by Terri Tao on Jun 27, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2016 by Rita Wang

For i.MX6 series CPU, could anybody share some guidelines on NXP plans to support different Android versions' BSP?


For example, for latest i.6DualPlus/6QuadPlus, it only supports latest Andriod 6.0, even it is hardware pin-to-pin compatible with i.6Dual/Quad, if your software stays in Android 5.0, the upgrade from i.6Dual/Quad to i.6DualPlus/6QuadPlus is not transparent.


From this link, i.MX 6 Series Software and Development Tool|NXP  , I noticed, when there is a newer version Android release, such as Android 6.0, NXP will release Android 6.0 BSP for all mainstream i.MX6 CPUs. On the other hand, when there is a new version i.MX6 CPU released, such as i.6DualPlus/6QuadPlus, NXP will only release Android latest version BSP (such as Android 6.0), and do not support older version Android BSP (such as Android 5.0/4.4) for that new CPU.


Correct me if my thinking is wrong.