Nintendo Switch Android TV

999sian Mar 20, 2017.

  1. The only reason I'd want Android to run on the Switch was (was) to play Mario Run but I just don't care about that game anymore. Nintendo took too long.
     
  2. Felek666

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    Well if Switch even gets android, then i will probably install Discord on it. [and osu! clone]
     
  3. Nemix77

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    I'm looking forward to this if we can get the Shield TV's OS on the Switch customized of course.
     
  4. DeslotlCL

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    Well, android on switch MIGHT be possible. According to former cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, switch has "bits of android" on it.

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    Maybe once it does, people will actually be interesting in porting PCSX to it, unlike the Wii U side of things. :ph34r::creep:
     
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  6. GerbilSoft

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    Switch has libstagefright, Android's media decoder. That's about it.

    Also, for the Master System vs. Game Gear comparison: The two systems are virtually identical. The primary differences are the smaller viewport (Game Gear has a 160x144 window inside of the 256x192 screen) and wider Color RAM (12-bit vs. 6-bit). That makes porting from one to another fairly straightforward.
     
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    the CEO of "cyanogen" is a moron and a scum.

    so they turn down Microsoft for billions lol no and Nintendo too lol no.

    Said bullshit about Google and Android. and screwed over One Plus.



    if this man had a gold laying hen he would kill it right after the 1st egg and sell the egg for a bubblegum.
     
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    Fun fact: He actually regrets it [lmao]
     
  9. Techjunky90

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    What a lot of you seem to be missing is, yea sure the switch & nvidia shield tv are similar but, from what I can see the switch is an nvidia jetson tx1 developer board with a screen & battery. What does that mean? That means it shouldn't be hard at all to get Linux for tegra running on the switch, which means android for the switch could be a possibility. What would be even better is getting the switch operating system & games running on a tx1 or shield tv. Since these devices run off a power adapter & not batteries the cpu gpu & ram can run at higher clock speeds. Which means switch games should run higher fps & possibly higher resolution.
     
  10. Pluupy

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    I recently got an Amazon Fire Stick.

    It sucks. A lot of apps don't work. Games can only be played with Amazon controller (unless you sideload third-party controller apps which aren't guaranteed to work). Kodi's IPTV addon doesn't actually stream live TV. You can only speak english for the "Alexa" voice control. I was particularly disappointed that the Jack Box games don't work except for Drawful 2.

    My family just uses it for Plex, Netflix, and Hulu.

    Don't get Android TV.
     
  11. TheCyberQuake

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    I'm sorry, but saying "don't get ANY android tv set because this one I got sucks" is kinda stupid. You are generalizing all android tv off of your experience with the extremely closed environment that Amazon gives you. Not all android tv devices do that. Plus this wasn't even really on topic.
     
  12. Felek666

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    It was created to just watch stuff on it. It has weak hardware that's why most games don't work or are incompatible with it.
     
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  13. owek1

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    errr i dont get why anyone would want android on this thing. Just for streaming and horrible mobile games with in-app purchase??? i just can't..........
     
  14. StarGazerTom

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    Getting android running on it is actually the better case here.

    1) We get access to being able to make and use our own homebrew and apps, games and emulators.
    2) Nintendo Switch games stay locked down, blocking piracy from occuring.

    Low piracy, with Linux/Android being used for our homebrew and emulators. This means the best of both worlds. Nintendo stays happy, and we stay happy too.
     
  15. Risingdawn

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    I'd like to see Android for things like ppsspp and psxe, for old pc emulation like Diablo 2 and Fallout and I'd quite like to make an Android VR headset with a screen that size just for fun.

    That's about it though and I'm not sure we will ever see Android on Switch tbh.
     
  16. Kodi is rubbish but many still praise it because it's a way they get to watch movies/shows for free. I mean, if you're gonna pirate it, then download them instead of watch crappy streams.
     
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    But, the original xbox wasn't open source, and very well documented. Androids is. If that's what the guy was talking about.
     
  18. Drakia

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    Context is important. Read the post I quoted and was replying to.
     
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    Most people won't check the context either, just read and think, welp, no Android port. lmao
     
  20. jt_1258

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    there are some good games on android, they just get drowned out by all the shitty ones sadly, I know it likely won't happen but getting an android os on the switch would be so nice for getting some of the applications on it on the switch, would be cool not to have to also take my tablet around
     
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