Android Gets Ported to Raspberry Pi, Rivals the Ouya and Nexus Q Now (Video)

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  • 02 Aug 2012
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  • Over the past month or so, the web has been filled with details about certain tiny devices with Android, such as the Nexus Q “ball” or the Ouya gaming device with the size of a Rubik’s cube. Now the famous Raspberry Pi, another very small computer gets its share of Android 4.0 via a port.

    An update on the Raspberry Pi blog shows a video demo of the latest Ice Cream Sandwich build running on the computer that has the size of a credit card. The only delay for the release of Android on this device is the problem with the audio software in Android, that needs some work from the developer. Devs are also having a hard time implementing video functionality using a different kernel and VideoCore binary image from the version available on GitHub.

    The way that Android used to get to Raspberry Pi is good old CyanogenMod, although the release has some issues at the moment. The firmware has also been hacked to run on the Nexus Q, in order to run Android XBMC, but that port also had issues. The Ouya is the only tiny device with Android that’s not plagued by issues, or at least we haven’t heard anything about that. With 3 miniature devices out there with Android ready to replace your PC, which one will you choose?

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    SOURCE: Electronista
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