Google’s latest Operating System Android Nougat lands on the Raspberry Pi
Android Nougat – the newest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system – just landed on smartphones. In reality, it will take a while for you to get this in a device that is not a Nexus phone or tablet. If you’ve got a Nexus Phone or a Pixel C, you can download it now. It will also launch on the upcoming LG V20. But if you really can’t wait and don’t have a Nexus nor plan to buy an LG V20 then spend only $35 for a Raspberry Pi 3 and you’re in luck.
Peter Yoon, also known as peyo-hd, who was responsible for bringing Android TV to the extremely popular single board computer (SBC), has done it again, this time with Android 7.0 Nougat. Of course, it’s not yet stable nor is it official, but since “official” will probably never happen, this is a modder’s best bet. Check out the video below.
The source code and instructions on how to get it running are available on his GitHub repository.
One of the best things about Android is that its open source nature allows it to be ported to many devices.
Google intends to bring Android officially to the platform, which, by the way, Microsoft is already officially supporting with its Windows 10 IoT Core.
The download link for the port can be accessed via the source link below. You can watch the video linked above as the reference for installing the build.
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