Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that also enjoy using the Android operating system may be interested to hear that Google has this week revealed a new device tree, specifically for the for the Raspberry Pi 3, in the Google’s Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository.
Indicating that official Android support might be arriving on the awesome Raspberry Pi 3 mini PC very soon, opening up a wealth of new applications and functionality for the little PC system to be involved with.
The Ars Techinca website explains a little more about the new Raspberry Pi 3 Android support :
The AOSP device tree contains mostly Nexus devices with the occasional “generic” entry or developer board tossed into the mix. It’s rare to see a non-Google device in AOSP, so it seems Google has taken quite a shine to the tiny computer. With officially supported source code, it should be much easier for hackers to get Android up and running on the Pi 3. And once that’s done, you should be able to sideload more than 1.5 million apps onto the Pi to make the device do whatever you want. Android also comes with top-notch touch support and an SDK for any of your custom projects, so will we soon see a hacked version of Android TV on the Pi 3? Maybe Remix OS? A better platform for Kodi? The possibilities are endless.
As more details are made available regards Raspberry Pi Android support will keep you updated as always. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
Source: Ars TechnicaFiled Under: Hardware, Top News