Android is not just in handsets but in a lot of embedded computing too, for various reasons. That "various" is quite vague, so VIA Embedded put together a survey to figure out what uses cases are there, what people do as opposed to what companies think people do with embedded Android (even figure out whether "embedded Android" is a thing?). Most of the guesses of the use cases were largely on target (digital signage, automation, infotainment), but were surprised how many people already using or seriously considering Android (as opposed to the more traditional embedded Linux). Also asked about the strong points and weaknesses of Android for business.
Here are the results of the survey, based on about 250 responses (click to enlarge!):
In many ways, it reflects the way we were thinking about Android when we we've started to put more resources into our ARM Software Engineering Services, though definitely don't communicate everything well yet. For example, the largest obstacle according the he responses is the Lack of I/O - exactly one of the issues already addressed by our Smart Embedded Tool Kit (ETK).
What do you think? Is it an expected result? Please comment if you find it surprising in any way!