1. NoisyJeis

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    Is There An Android Emulator For 3DS Or Is It Possible To Make One
     
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    Thats a no. maybe one that loads a logo. but there wont ever be one.
     
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    One could theoretically port Android 1.6 to it since the processor on the 3DS is an ARMv6, but in practice it's a long shot unless you're that guy who somehow managed to port a proof-of-concept build of Donut to a TI NSpire.
     
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    Unless its actually on a 3ds console. I wouldnt class it as a POC. Ya they got something to load on that. But it aint a 3ds console they got it on.
     
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    The title should be "Is it possible to make a Android emulator for 3DS?". The Current title implies that you made one.
     
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    Ok Ill Change It

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    If I Can
     
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    This is realy just an observation, but:
    • If the console runs a fully custom chipset, it will take forewer to port Linux (and therefore Android)
    • The Vita and 3DS don't have Linux, beacuse it's hard to develop for (lots of custom stuff compared to a phone and zero groundwork)
    • If the console ever had an official Linux port, it is very possible that the comunity will port other versions of Linux
    • It's easy to develop for off the shelf hardware (look at the Switch, Wii, PS4)
    EDIT: By Linux I meant something that has similar capabilities like Linux on PC (atleast a web browser and a GUI is working).
     
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    Even if someone actually manages to port Android to 3DS (an trust me, they won't), it wouldn't run due to the hardware being too weak.
     
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    What If They Port An Old Version Of Android Like Lolipop

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    Somebody Has Ported Linux On 3DS
     
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    The Linux ported is very simple and porting the Linux kernel with some basic features is hard but nowhere near the level of porting a full OS, like Android. Someone would need to not only port the kernel but also drivers and other parts of the OS to the 3DS. It's not to say that it's impossible but that would be extremely difficult, time-consuming, and would struggle with porting features and apps. It's worth noting the emulating Android would definitely not be possible as the 3DS is not powerful enough for that level of emulation and even if it could, the 3DS lacks the resources for launching apps.
     
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    Kernel != Linux

    By Linux I meant something that has similar capabilities like Linux on PC (atleast a web browser and a GUI is working).
     
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