Android currently lacks a standard design for accessories. While the Apple 30 pin connector has helped develop a rich ecosystem of ‘Made for iPod/iPad/iPhone’ devices, universal devices for Android devices are few.
At SONR, we want to correct that by developing and licensing a standard interface. SONR provides the chips, reference designs and software that allows consumer electronics brands to bring universal Android accessories to market. Additionally, we want to leverage the strength of open software, and allow developers to create apps that take advantage of this new ecosystem.
Sonr Plug-in Standard
Our first reference design is for a plug-in Android speaker dock/alarm clock with remote.
The SONR technology provides a standardized interface among Android smartphones spanning different devices and manufacturers. Even though Android devices share a common operating system, there is no single physical interface standard. Thus we use the reliable, universal headset jack for both audio and data between the phone and dock. The first application of this technology is powering a speaker dock for Android-based devices.
The SONR solution has 3 components
- The speaker dock (with physical buttons) that connects to the smartphone via microphone jack to communicate music and data, and USB for charging
- The remote control with 18 programmable buttons
- The SONR app that handles button presses, provides a chooser menu and auto-start functionality.
Detailed developer can be found in the “developers” section
Sonr Wireless Standard
information coming shortly