Re: Perfect application for Linux
Perfect application for Linux, no just the Kernel. I would say that one of the main reason android was chosen over plain linux is the inclusion of components like Binder, ashmem, pmem, logger, wakelocks.
Another area they may have hound attractive is the The flash storage and the way that android is trying to prevent apps writing to other apps storage area.
Android's default user interface would have also been very attractive to NCR, as it is based on direct manipulation, using touch inputs, that loosely correspond to real-world actions, like swiping, tapping, pinching, and reverse pinching to manipulate on-screen objects, and a virtual keyboard.
The android power saving & wireless stack may also be of interest as this could make it easier to site ATM's in remote locations where it is hard to provide electricity and broadband/modem connections.
I have worked with NCR's past offerings and this will be a dream in comparison, especially for small financial institutions and those in the middle east, Africa and Asia.