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

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  1. wormdood

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    behind a parental advisory sticker
    In before ... some idiot fan buys a second switch to use Nintendo app to voice chat while playing splatoon
     
  2. NoNAND

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    Android on the switch was bound to happen eventually.
    I'll be making a tutorial, just like i did with the Linux installation guide as soon as this releases.
     
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  3. Hamdan

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    By the way people, the first release won’t have lp0, just the normal s2idle. What this means is that no deal sleep so it won’t have the same battery life as horizon.
    Also, it won’t have reboot to payload (as this is still a beta! :) )
     
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  4. ELY_M

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    I am planning to use this on my trinket switch :)
     
  5. Silent_Gunner

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    So many emulators to try and test out and configure, too little time! :(

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    When you can easily swap the chips out via a socket and use liquid metal cooling to keep the Tegra X1 cool!
     
  6. Taleweaver

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    heh...nice timing...sort of. :P

    I've got a nvidia shield tablet. Downright awesome device (I'd say "best tablet I ever had", but that's not saying as much)...but it got a crack on the screen about a week ago*. It would be nice to replace my tablet with a tablet that almost accidentally happens to double as a nintendo game console. :creep:




    *for clarity sake: I've used this thing on a daily basis for at least the last two years now (I have it for about four years now. Not since release, but not that long after that). Considering it daily commutes with me, the crack isn't as much saying as much of either build quality or my negligence, but rather a "the law of large numbers".
     
  7. ganons

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    Not asking a for a video tutorial but would Nintendo flag it if someone make a YouTube tutorial?
     
  8. Shrike

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    Hype! RPGMakerMV Ports on switch <3

    Btw.. is there a way to use the joycons as Bluetooth devices in Android? :mthr::switch:
     
  9. NoNAND

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    That I can't give you a definitive answer on.
    Besides written guides are much better af if you want to re-read some instructions you don't have to pause/play anything over and over.
     
  10. Drban789

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    When you realise the excitement for android release is in 5 days!! :hrth:
    The realisation for a 5 day wait for android :hateit::unsure:
     
  11. Lazyboss

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    Do you guys not have phones?
     
  12. LonelyPhantom

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    I am looking forward mostly to run PS4 Remote Play and either OSRS through the mobile app or most likely through a VPS (because 3rd party clients>Vanilla client every time).
     
  13. StarGazerTom

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    Actually, no, I don't. Mine broke 2 weeks ago ;_;
     
  14. GuyInDogSuit

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    One of those "Why? Because why the hell not, lol" moments.
     
  15. Runehasa

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    Moonlight with Joy Con Support Plz
     
  16. azoreseuropa

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    Really ? Why ? I would.. I used them on Samsung Smartphone (Wifi only) and absolutely loved it. I have an iPhone (Verizon) but I want to use it for home only. I want Kodi and other on it so I can use it on my big screen instead of buying Nividia Shield TV.
     
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    I forgot
    Because I have half a dozen devices within arm's reach that already run Android natively. I don't need another buggy Android device when I can do already do everything this port will do, but without the bugs.

    I own a Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, Shield TV, an HP Touchpad with Android on it, and a Galaxy S8, so I'm not exactly missing anything if I don't use this myself.
     
  18. mrcroket

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    Good for you. I want to play my pc games on streaming in my switch, and with this android port you can do it now natively (its include geforce now app), also I have an android tablet too, but its not a videogames console, its bigger and flatter, and smartphones are not to play videogames.

    Maybe you don't find this useful, but others (like me) may find it ^_^
     
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  19. Hamdan

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    Geforce streming app doesn't work with all laptops right?
     
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  20. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    ...I didn't say it wasn't useful, simply that I have no use for it. He asked me why, so I explained. As I noted in my original post, it's always nice to see Android ports to various devices.
     
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