Nintendo Switch Android TV

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by 999sian, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Price to specs I'd say Amazon Fire TV is the best box if all your looking to do is stream media. It does make installing 3rd party apps difficult but not impossible. For what it offers I'd say that small hurdle makes it worth it.
     
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    OMG! And the G3 even came with a 6gb hard drive in it's smallest model, upgradable to 128GB. Ethernet, zip drive. Christ, the wii is a piece of shit compared to this. I'ma buy a G3 now and play my wii games in 16k resolution now.

    Later losers.
     
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  3. Joom

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    I believe that's called masochism.
     
  4. NoNAND

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    can i play clash or clans yet?
     
  5. Wander's Hat

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    It sounds possible, with the Switch being confirmed to use a stock Tegra processor that's used in a Shield device and, hell, see fail0verflow's long, paid-off efforts to get Linux on the PS4, but sounding possible and actually being possible are two different things. It took fail0verflow a long time to get Linux on the PS4, and even then someone's gotta be motivated to port Linux/Android to the Switch.
     
  6. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Well, Kodi for Switch ? Hmm.. Correct me if I am wrong but Kodi is illegal, isn't it ? I don't know which streaming in Kodi is legal.
     
  7. Jack54782

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    Kodi itself is legal, the streaming TV and movie services for free are the illegal part
     
  8. azoreseuropa

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    Ok. Thanks. Can't talk further since it is Nintendo Switch thread. I just make a new one there at Books, Music, TV, & Movies thread.
     
  9. lordelan

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    I don't care for Android TV but I'm pretty sure the day will come where you could have Switch OS and Android as dual boot which isn't a bad thing at all as you could use Android to turn it into the perfect emulation machine (while having Switch OS for Switch games of course, otherwise a Shield or even a bluetooth gamepad for Android devices would do the job).
     
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  10. Felek666

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    Lineage OS is out for NVidia Shield TV. Now, all we need is somebody port it to Switch when it's hacked. [No need to port it actually, they both run the same CPU and architecture]
     
  11. TotalInsanity4

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    As much as I wish that's how it worked there's more to an operating system than just handling the CPU
     
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    Sadly... We need bootloader for Switch, def.
     
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  13. gog3

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    I used to think that the Kodi team was overreacting when they complained about "Kodi" boxes ruining their name. This topic has proved me wrong.
     
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  14. TimX24968B

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    I'm having a hard time just trying to think of a realistic usage case where this would actually be worthwhile.
     
  15. LightyKD

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    THIRD... PARTY... GAMES...

    shield TV gets more than the mobile style Android games. BTW there is also Kodi media player. Those are pretty damn good reasons for Android on Switch.
     
  16. linuxares

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    That's not how it works, that's not how it works at all.
     
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  17. dAVID_

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    We barely have a webkit exploit and you're planning to run full-blown Android? The 3DS took years to fully crack and the Switch is still in its early days. This won't happen anytime soon.
     
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  18. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    And this is the reason why I still keep updating my Switch. I don't expect magic when it's just been a month.
     
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  19. jt_1258

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    the most I expect for magic is ninty to give us a dam web browser already
     
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