I got a new project and planned to use a raspberry pi 3, Android Things and a touchscreen. First I bought a 3.5 inch SPI touchscreen, but couldn't get it to work on Android Things so I'm looking for alternatives (as 3.5 inch proofed to be a bit to small anyways).

I couldn't find reliable sources on using touchscreens in Android Things, so I figured I'd asked here if anyone got experience in this?

My best candidate so far is the official display: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-touch-display/ but if someone knew of a better one, ideally trans-reflective for outdoor use, that would be highly appreciated ;)

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    Based on this stackoverflow.com/questions/41639973/… I decided to give it a shot and order the official raspberry pi display. It would have been nice to find a transreflective display, but it seems that there are only the Pixel Qi displays and they are way too expensive for my budget / the kind of project. -- I'll keep you posted ;)
    – Christian
    Aug 7, 2017 at 18:34

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After receiving my Official Raspberry Pi Display I can confir it works flawlessly with android things, also the touch-interface. There are two things to consider:

  • The Demo-App of android things doesn't support touch. So quickly build your own app with some sliders and stuff like that to test it out.
  • Expect some delay on the display / touch (for example when you're dragging a slider), as the hardware of the rPI 3 is quite weak ;)


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