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Modders manage to get Android 10 Q running on Nintendo Switch

This picture might take some getting used to but its possible after all: Android on Nintendo Switch
This picture might take some getting used to but its possible after all: Android on Nintendo Switch
The modders are back at it again! After the Nintendo switch was modded to run Linux, 2 developers released a twitter video presenting their modified Nintendo console that manages to run Android 10 Q. It never ceases to amaze us what some modders can do.

Homebrew developers Max Keller and Billy Laws spent a significant amount of time studying the Nintendo Switch's operating system and succeeded in pulling of this impressive feat, succeeding in not only installing an android build into the device but also getting it to run.

Wifi and Bluetooth use is possible on the modded device, however GPU Nvidia Tegra X1 support is still faulty. Other areas in need of some tweaking include audio function and USB problems. 

An uploaded Twitter Video shows the duo scrolling through the Android menu, because when it really comes down to it, the switch is nothing but a tablet with an ARM-Processor, 4GB Storage capacity and some joy-con controllers. The Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for the Modder scene to experiment with. Hacker group "Fail0verflow" has already managed to install Linux to the device after detecting a security weak spot in the device's hardware. 

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Daniel Puschina, 2019-02-26 (Update: 2019-02-26)
Daniel Puschina
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I am the generation who made the first computer experiences in the 90s on a 386 with the 20MHz turbo key. It was a tightrope walk between the performance limit of my computer and the scarce pocket money, but the motivation to get the last bit of performance out of it was all the greater. With 2MB of RAM, squeezing a single kilobyte out of the config.sys file was absolutely decisive for "Game starts" or "Game does not start". From this point on I also started to get more and more involved with benchmark tests, performance comparisons and tuning of components on the hardware side, which made me a permanent visitor to the Notebookcheck site in the last years. So it's a great pleasure for me to be able to write and test actively for this site myself.