Although Google is currently preparing to release a new version of its Android operating system specifically designed to run on the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC. A group of Raspberry Pi enthusiasts have already been tweaking Android and already have version Android 6.0. running on the Raspberry Pi as a stable installation.
The team has also been busy working on bringing Android TV to the Raspberry Pi and this week announced that they are almost ready to share a public stable version, and released a video of the Android TV operating system running on a Raspberry Pi 3 to show their progress.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Android TV 6.0 operating system which has been tweaked to run on the Raspberry Pi. For more information on other programs that the team have been able to successfully run the Raspberry Pi jump over to the ETA PRIME YouTube channel via the link below.
Lee Mathews from Liliputing explains :
To show what the Raspberry Pi 3 running Android TV is capable, ETA PRIME fired up MegaN64 and played a little Mario Kart 64. It runs at very smoothly, and ETA PRIME says “better than it does on RetroPie.” To ensure his Raspberry Pi 3 could handle the workload he locked it at 1.3GHz, which was plenty of power to pump out a constant 30 frames per second. His next step is to try out some additional roms and sideload a few apps from his NVidia Shield to see whether or not they’ll run on the Pi 3 with Android TV.
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