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Android soon on the official Raspberry Pi 3: The first traces appear online

A new entry has appeared within the AOSP repository of Google, to Raspberry Pi 3. Coming soon the official support of Android on the small cheap computer?

A Raspberry Pi 3 certainly do not lack support for any operating systems. The small computer based on ARM chip is compatible with various Linux distributions and even with Windows 10 IoT. It seems, that it can officially get a new operating system very welcome on the last computer of Foundation: Android. Although it is always based on Linux, its lightness could allow performance rather unexpected from distributions available today.

In AOSP (Android Open Source Project) repository a new specification masting recently appeared for Raspberry Pi 3. Among other Nexus devices, and other miscellaneous devices, we also find the small computer from a few tens of euro. It is rare in the AOSP repository does not appear a system developed by Google, but, according to the information we have today, it seems that the company wants to ensure that the compatibility of its Android on the new Pi 3.

With the official support, coming from Mountain View should be much easier for hackers and developers, but also for ordinary users, being able to install and run Android on your computer. Those users have access to the 1.5 million apps on Google Play, increasing enormously at a stroke the versatility of the system and introducing the same broader support for touchscreen technologies that Android has for years.

It will be possible for example to see customized versions of Android TV on Raspberry Pi 3, as custom installations Remix OS, or introduce better support for Kodi. The possibilities, as has often taught the open-source community, are virtually endless, and all the service of the creativity of the developers. At the time of writing the rigging for Raspberry Pi 3 it is completely empty, but should be soon filled with new code.

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Raspberry PI 3 Model B 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 1GB RAM
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Raspberry PI 3 Model B 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 1 GB RAM
  • 802.11n Wireless LAN, 10/100Mbps Lan Speed
  • Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth Low Energy

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