Run Android OS on Nintendo Switch (Powered by Lineage OS 15.1)


Not everything works flawlessly, according to XDA-developers, whose members contributed to the port and whose writers have been documenting it over the past month. While the Joy-Con controllers work natively, you can dock the Switch, and even connect a Bluetooth headset — something Nintendo still doesn’t support! — XDA reports that joysticks aren’t being detected correctly in apps like Dolphin Emulator or the Steam Link game streaming app, the two biggest reasons I’d want Android on this platform.

The Nintendo Switch was blown wide open to custom development last year due to a flaw in its Tegra X1 SoC. The latest development for the Switch is a full-blown Android port. This software is based on LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo) for the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV.

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