Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

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Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by Popcorn » Thu May 26, 2016 5:09 am

Maybe only a matter of time for the other Pis like our zero.

Google to bring official Android support to the Raspberry Pi 3

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/05/ ... erry-pi-3/

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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by Thijs852 » Thu May 26, 2016 6:02 am

Well, it's not official yet. There is only a first sign of official support. So we have to wait for google to make it official. I hope it will be available soon.

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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by wermy » Thu May 26, 2016 8:09 am

Popcorn wrote:Maybe only a matter of time for the other Pis like our zero.

Google to bring official Android support to the Raspberry Pi 3

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/05/ ... erry-pi-3/
That's exciting. :D Imagine dual-booting between android and RetroPie. *drool*
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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by Ganreizu » Thu May 26, 2016 8:33 am

I saw this on slashdot yesterday. I don't know what this means for our purposes though. Are there better emulator support on android or something? Are there other cool features we could implement from having android?

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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by Fleder » Thu May 26, 2016 8:49 am

Dual-Boot would be pretty sweet.
Maybe even some kind of emulator in linux?
You would be able to play retro emulators + google play games.

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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by wermy » Thu May 26, 2016 8:55 am

Ganreizu wrote:I saw this on slashdot yesterday. I don't know what this means for our purposes though. Are there better emulator support on android or something? Are there other cool features we could implement from having android?
Well, for the GBZ I probably won't bother. But for some other projects it could be really awesome, considering some of the great Android ports of games. One project I'd like to do at somepoint is a Wii U gamepad with a raspberry pi, since it's already got a nice big spot for a screen, great controls, etc. Running android you could play tons of great games that will take advantage of the dual analog sticks and all that.
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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by Popcorn » Thu May 26, 2016 9:27 am

Awww.. and here I was excited just to have an Android "cartridge" for the GBZ

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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by wermy » Thu May 26, 2016 9:40 am

Popcorn wrote:Awww.. and here I was excited just to have an Android "cartridge" for the GBZ
Hah! That didn't even cross my mind. That would be awesome. :D
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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by jlane52641 » Thu May 26, 2016 10:43 am

PiDroid!!
Love it!
Thinking how great it will be to use the many pinball emulators already running on android :D

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Re: Huge news: Android now officially supported on Pi 3

Post by Kilren » Thu May 26, 2016 10:45 am

Quiet down people! I am trying to make a phone call with my GBZ...

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