[Request] Android on Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by smileyhead, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. smileyhead
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    I think this would be possible, looking at the specs of the console, and there's even a PowerPC port of Android (with available Source Code), so this could be a cheap low-end tablet-alternative, or even just a PoC.
     


  2. QuarkTheAwesome

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    Stuck in the PowerPC
    I mean; sure, but Linux first, c'mon.
     
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    I would personally love to see this, but let's figure Linux out first ok?
     
  4. punderino

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    dude but that's like, running gingerbread or froyo from the looks of it. it wouldnt even be worth it
     
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    It'd be nice, if even just a PoC.
    From the looks of it, it even comes with an App Store, and an Internet Browser, so we could get most of the functionality anyway.
     
  6. punderino

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    no, you couldn't, barely any apps support anything under ics, which is 4.0, that's running something like 2.3 and under.
     
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    [​IMG] This looks plenty enough for me.
     
  8. punderino

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    eh, i think calling it android would be misleading tbh. it's android, but it will not run good or do anything anyone would usually want. maybe if we can work on getting it to run lollipop. but it'd just be very unconventional.
     
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    But: why though?
     
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    The same question could be brought up on Windows and Linux ports (mainly on 3DS for now) as well.
    No one does, though.
     
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    those are legit os' tho. this is a (sorry) shitty old version of android. it wouldn't be useful.
     
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    Linux is useful!

    Android and Windows ports are cool POCs but ultimately fruitless.
     
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    CYANOGENMOD 4.4.4 lol, i think it is possible. iinstalled a 6.0 rom on an old phone with a 1.0 single core cpu,
    i know that the architecture of the wii u powerpc ibm is different of that arm thing but the wii u processor is more powerful. can someone tell me is the wii u x86 or x64?
     
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    32-bit.
     
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    Ok. I think there is a x86 version of android somewhere out there.
     
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    Here it is, but it's far from us being able to simply run it on the Wii U: http://www.android-x86.org
     
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    I wouldn't worry about this too much, get Linux running good on PPC first.
     
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    The C: drive
    What would be required in setting up something like wii-linux/whiite linux?
     
  19. supermario18

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    Android IS Linux. (I think)
     
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    You're right