Suggestion Android for Switch?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by XC-3730C, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. XC-3730C
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    Since the Switch uses an X1 processor like the Nvidia Shield TV, would Android be possible? I would love to run Android games and apps.
     
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  2. Pleng

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    Yes it's possible. No nobody's working on it as far as I'm aware.
    GBA Temp is pretty much divided down the middle on if it's a good thing or not and you're most likely (unfortunately) to get a load of "why on earth would you want Android on the Switch" responses to this question as opposed to actual specific details about how it's possible any any hurdles involved.

    There are a few threads around on the subject if you look back far enough. I had a quick look on your behalf but couldn't find them and need to head out now. They're definitely around, though!
     
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    There are a series of repos on Github by "KaeruTeam" which look to be tackling it but take caution, they come with stern disclaimers and have had no commits in a while.
     
  4. ShadyGame

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    Would love to have android on my switch, sadly there is not much interest on it...
     
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    It'll likely happen eventually. But CFW and, to a lesser extent, linux seems to be where the focus is atm.
     
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    From my understanding the driver work on the linux front is applicable to future Android work.
     
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  9. XC-3730C
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    Thanks guys!

    Hopefully at very least, we can get Steam PC game streaming going. Android Shield TV OS would be damn sweet!
     
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  10. smileyhead

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    How many threads are going to be made on this subject ffs?
     
  11. Fadi5555

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    Yeah there’s some AAA games like resident evil 5, tomb raider, metal gear 2,3,5,risk. Of course besides bunches of games and emulators.
    Play all these things portably is really a big deal.
     
  12. xabier

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    Shield TV is more powerful than switch.
     
  13. Fadi5555

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    Absolutely not. When we running lakka the switch clock speed back to 1.9 ghz. But Nintendo underclock it maybe for some reason (I think related to battery life).
    Also Nvidia Shield tv has 3 GB of ram unlike switch 4 GB of ram

    So both of these devices are the same if not the switch is more powerful.
     
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  14. xabier

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    What about thermal throttling? The switch suffers enough to keep the heat away with under clocked freqs, unlocked would be awesome to use outdoors in winter or to heat the living room.
     
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