Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 00:41 UTC, submitted by henderson101
OSNews, Generic OSes "Naren has been working on a port of Android 4.0 to Raspberry Pi, and as you can see from the screenshots and video below, he's been making great progress. Hardware-accelerated graphics and video have been up and running smoothly for some time; AudioFlinger support is the only major missing piece at the moment." Not sure how useful it is, but still pretty cool.
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RE: Besides just being neat...
by ilovebeer on Sun 5th Aug 2012 16:31 UTC in reply to "Besides just being neat..."
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2011-08-08

...I also think this could be an important step towards non-proprietary/open/custom-built/whatever mobile devices and tablets. Right now, a person can put together a PC, but mobile is more important than it's ever been, and who can put that together? It can be done, but it's right hard to do. This should help tremendously, even if it's not immediately beneficial.

Maybe I'm missing something but how can this help tremendously? You may be overestimating what Rpi's capabilities. It's a neat little project platform but it lacks & has drawbacks in many areas. Depending on your usage, it can easily be a terrible choice. What I've found is that a lot of people raging about Rpi tend to settle down once they learn what it's _not_ capable of.

I also don't see a huge need to build a custom tablet. Tablets generally only focus on a small set of tasks -- they are largely just media consumption devices and don't really benefit from the ability to customize.

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