The same people who brought the Android OS to the Nintendo Switch, Switchroot Team, are back with the Android 10 update, and that According XDA-Developers website.
While the mod is only available for some Nintendo Switch models, it allows users who install it to run apps from the Google Play Store, such as games and emulators, and streaming services, such as: Netflix and Twitch.
The update allows the Joy-Con wand to act as a suitable analog stick instead of the eight-way control panel, and also brings Deep Sleep Mode, which the developers say can last for weeks, and air updates, and better support for the wireless network, which promises fewer disconnects.
The real reason for bringing Android to the Nintendo Switch stems from the ability to play games that are not games for the device, such as games that can be played by the Game Boy Advance emulators, Nintendo DS and PSP via the Google Play Store.
You can also get other Google Play games, such as Genshin Impact or apps like Spotify, without giving up the ability to play Nintendo Switch games, as Android is installed via a microSD card instead of the gaming platform itself.
It should be noted that the Android operating system for the Nintendo Switch is not official, and the LineageOS team does not officially support the mod, as it is an almost modified build of the operating system that was intended for the Shield TV platform from Nvidia.
Android 10 works via the Nintendo Switch devices that appeared before Nintendo’s upgrade of chipsets and batteries, which means that the Switch Lite is completely excluded.
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There are also other caveats, like the fact that the games made for Nvidia Shield do not work.
However, the list of problems is much smaller than it was last time when the Android version was LineageOS 15.1, which is based on Android 8.1, while the new version is based on LineageOS 17.1, Which is based on Android 10.
The changelog below includes a large number of updates:
- Lineage 17.1 is based on Android 10.
- Pneumatic updates.
- Full Joy-Con support and professional joysticks with analog sticks and rods.
- Hori Joy-Con support.
- Support deep sleep that can last for weeks.
- Build based on Android TV.
- Reworked fan modes for quieter operation.
- Improved platform support with precision gauge.
- Rewritten charger driver supports USB-PD and external platforms.
- Optimized touch screen driver.
- Easier install via Hekate Partition Tool.
- Much improved wireless driver.
- Shield TV app support remote control.
- Improved support for bluetooth accessories.
- Support automatic rotation.