Esper Enhanced Android

The Leading Commercial Android Build for x86 and Arm Hardware

Building an Android fleet is hard. Esper Enhanced Android (EEA) is easy. Whether you're starting with bare metal or already managing an Android device fleet in the hundreds of thousands, EEA is ready to meet you at your scale and your needs.
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plays well with others

Leading brands are relying on Esper Enhanced Android to drive digital transformation today. EEA gives our customers the freedom to leverage the full power of Android’s massive hardware ecosystem by applying our modern DevOps approach to device management and operations.

EEA is even extending the market viability of existing x86 and ARM hardware, helping our customers save on NRE. EEA is unlocking innovative new designs by lifting the burden of Android OS development and adaptation from internal teams and the supply chain. You can use our manufacturing-ready install options for ARM-based devices, but EEA is x86-ready: Whether it’s a bare metal install —including switching from a different OS to EEA on field-deployed devices —  dual boot, or simply running EEA in a managed VM.
Esper Enhanced Android works. No one else does it successfully today. 

Esper’s engineering staff made it easy to put Android on any x86 device. I was expecting it to take a lot of time tomake EEA work the way we wanted it to.

Out of the box, EEA worked extremely well, requiring only some minor fine-tuning. Pushing out EEA OTA made it so easy to deploy and update.
Jason Joiner
Field Engineer at JLT

Improve your operational performance

Forget extensive kitting, and forget empty promises about “zero touch” provisioning. Let Esper Enhanced Android give you a real deployment advantage,and increase both OPEX savings and performance all at once.

By self-deploying dedicated devices using Esper's seamless Android provisioning and device self-healing, organizations typically save 70% on their operations costs. Devices in the wild can be remotely managed and field issues diagnosed, all while being kept secure using EEA’s built-in OTA service to safely install the latest security patches from Google, carefully staged and rolled out using Esper’s advanced pipelining.

Seamless provisioning

Fully remote, no-touch provisioning driven by dynamic cloud configuration

Remote diagnostics

Secure remote ADB sessions for developers, streaming logcat, and dmesg

Self-healing devices

Automated, remote self-healing to recover from unrecoverable issues in the field

DevOps native

Native compatibility with Esper’s cloud platform, APIs, and SDK for granular, self-service control

Device SDK integrations

Manage power with the device SDK

Manage devices from anywhere

Built-in remote control for IT operators

Agile staging

CI/CD pipelines for granular control when pushing out application updates

Telemetry

Gain deep insight into system behavior

Why another flavor of Android?

We built Esper Enhanced Android because we know it uniquely solves deployment and management challenges. And we practice what we preach, applying sprint development to EEA focused on creating new capabilities that deliver significant business value to our customers. We also deliver (at least) monthly EEA updates to provide AOSP security patches from Google. Combined with our rigorous testing process, our update policy means EEA can keep your fleet secure in corporate environments.

At the same time, we know not every update is for every device. That’s why we offer a true DevOps approach using EEA’s built-in FOTA capabilities — you decide when and how to update your fleet, with validation and rollout on your terms.

Built for the Enterprise

EEA is built and maintained by Esper’s dedicated team of commercial OS engineers.

Proven Commercial Platform

EEA is the leading commercial-ready solution for innovation and customization at scale.

Best-of-Class Extensibility

EEA is the most broadly-compatible commercial Android build for both Intel x86 and Arm processors.

Built for the Enterprise

EEA is built and maintained by Esper’s dedicated team of commercial OS engineers.

Proven Commercial Platform

EEA is the leading commercial-ready solution for innovation and customization at scale.

Best-of-Class Extensibility

EEA is the most broadly-compatible commercial Android build for both x86 and Arm processors.
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Who is Esper Enhanced Android for?

If you build devices, we have compelling EEA case studies we’d love to share with you — we’re confident we can win business together with the Esper platform. If you are an end customer with an existing device fleet or going custom-built, we also have options and services to get you to successful deployment.

Built with developers in mind

Developers will feel right at home with EEA and the larger Esper platform. Low-level OS developers will enjoy the flexibility provided by the EEA SDK to easily configure boot animations, navigation bar behavior, and application data backup. Application developers will have access to the Esper Device SDK to integrate advanced features into dedicated apps, and have the smoothness of Android Studio integration via the Esper Plugin and Esper CLI. IT Pros can save time and be more efficient using our Python SDK and Esper’s unique E.A.S.T. tool. Cloud developers can drive automated solutions using our RestAPIs.

No matter what kind of developer you are, EEA and the Esper platform have you covered.

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Cloud APIs

50+

Device SDK

50+

SDK for Python

5.0

CLI

60%

Android Studio Integration

Rethink what’s possible
for your solutions

EEA gives you Android configurability so you can easily define the experience during bootup, and using our cloud-driven seamless provisioning, your onboarding bottlenecks can become a thing of the past.

A huge barrier to creating custom devices has been the Android OS itself — quality, customizability, and availability are all major challenges when working with offshore device makers. With EEA, these are no longer issues, they’re opportunities. You get a professionally built and maintained Android OS that we can match directly to your target hardware configuration and required peripherals (for supported Esper target hardware designs).

Combined with the Esper platform, you get an unprecedented level of app management and fine-grained configuration of devices — and that granularity persists from end to end, deployment to field.

The Android security coverage you’ve been waiting for...

Esper delivers monthly update packages rolling up vulnerability coverage addressed by Google through AOSP. Using our built-in OTA management, you choose which packages to roll out to your fleet. No more sketchy offshore OTA services and opaque update packages — just the firmware you want, when and where you want it. Esper’s DevOps build process and rigorous testing ensure both the sanctity and reliability of our updates. It’s up to you what you roll out to your fleet, allowing you to perform your own validation testing before fleet deployment.

EEA also offers something special for x86-based devices: optionally available long-term support, for up to 10 years. With EEA on x86 devices, you can effectively pursue enterprise deployments and deals that previously were off-limits to Android-based devices. There are a few devils in the details, but we’d be happy to talk to you about them.

Supported silicon platforms and devices

Esper Enhanced Android is available for immediate deployment on a rapidly-increasing number of devices and form factors, and we’re working on adding new ones all the time.

Esper has 70+ partnerships with global leaders in the Android ecosystem. We have a family ready-to-ship Esper Enhanced computes, smart displays, kiosks, and ruggedized devices.

Esper Enhanced Android devices are both end devices and reference platforms built using EEA supported hardware targets, and can be shipped directly tied to your Esper endpoint with the ability to preinstall EEA. If you are developing custom hardware or have an existing design you want to run EEA, we can work with you one on one to adapt EEA as a target. We also love reference designs, so if you have one in particular you want to use, we can work with your design shop, silicon vendor, or ODM to ensure EEA is ready-built for your fleet

Even if you believe your hardware might not be a practical target for EEA, we have a few tricks up our sleeve that can help., Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know what you’re trying to build.

Esper Enhanced Android Features

Seamless enrollment

No action bug reports

Custom boot animations

Integrations with the device SDK to control power

Secure remote ADB

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