Following the recent announcement of the Android™ L Developer Preview, Linaro, the collaborative engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM® architecture, today announced that a port of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to the ARMv8-A architecture has been made available as part of the Linaro 14.06 release.
This port has been tested on an ARMv8-A 64-bit hardware development platform, code-named "Juno", available from ARM for lead and ecosystem partners.
The Linaro ARMv8-A reference software stack combined with the ARM Development Platform (ADP) provides the ARM ecosystem with a foundation to accelerate Android availability on 64-bit silicon. The availability of this port is the culmination of a broad architecture enablement program carried out by Linaro, ARM and the ARM partnership. ARM partners now have access to a 64-bit AOSP file system, together with a broad range of supporting material including the ARMv8 Fast Models, open source toolchain from Linaro and supporting documentation.