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Software services support company

Read how Accenture Mobility Software Services helped a software services support company integrate its open source desktop environment into AndroidTM smartphones.

Overview

Accenture Mobility Software Services helped a software services support company integrate its open source desktop environment into AndroidTM smartphones and transform the phones into desktop personal computers. This gave the company a low-cost alternative to desktop personal computers.

Opportunity
The client is a high technology company that markets commercial support and related services for open source, and has created a popular open source Linux® desktop environment.

The client wanted to integrate its open source desktop environment into Android smartphones, providing a unique user experience by transforming the phone into a desktop PC once docked with an external large screen and keyboard. This provided a low-cost alternative to desktop PCs, targeted at emerging markets and cloud-based managed desktop solutions.

Solution

  • Performed all Android open source integration.

  • Provided advice in cloud and software-as-a-service.

  • Assisted with value proposition definition and go-to- market strategy.

  • Provided knowledge in modifying the desktop security mechanisms to bring up to Android security requirements.

Results

  • Implemented solutions quickly to achieve time-to-market goals.

  • Provided accelerated product development by focusing on key user experience requirements needed when transforming an Android handset into a desktop machine.

  • Conducted Android device driver integration work required to make the desktop/handset convergence seamless and robust.

      
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