Switchroot plans to release Android on the Nintendo Switch within the next five days

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As the Nintendo Switch homebrew scene continues to develop at a rapid pace, one of the biggest feats has been the possibility of running Android OS on your Nintendo Switch console. Since the system runs on the Tegra X1 chipset, which coincidentally also powers the Nvidia Shield TV, scene developers have decided to invest their time into getting a form of Android working on the Nintendo Switch. Back in June, we got our first major tease as to just what that would mean for the community, with amazing possibilities such as watching media apps not normally available on the Switch's OS, using it as a comic reader, playing mobile games and apps, getting solid performance in emulators like DraStic, or playing games through remote play.

According to the team behind the project, they're looking at hopefully releasing their first public beta within the next five days. So, as excitement and anticipation builds, make sure to go grab an extra micro SD card, as the installation will require you to dedicate the entire contents of the micro SD to the installation. You can be certain that the moment the release drops, an informative news post here will quickly follow. For now, let us know what feature you're most excited to test out by using Android on your Switch!

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So would the switch emulating android emulating n64/ps1 be possible and good?
The Switch isn't emulating Android, it's running it natively off actual hardware.

So long as the GPU drivers work well, N64 and PS1 should run quite well via Android, as well as DS with DraStic.
 

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Both are already good on Horizon. I'm interested in Saturn, Wii/GC, DS that aren't good.
Expect DS vía Drastic to run at perfect speed, it even runs like that in cheap Android devices.

Great news, this is the only reason I hacked my unpatched switch to beggin with.
 
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