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Android 10 Ported to Nintendo Switch



Nintendo’s switch is perhaps best known for blurring the lines between handheld consoles and those you connect to a TV. However, the tablet-like device can also run Android if you are so inclined, and it recently received an upgrade to version 10.

It is an upgrade that brings many new features to the table, most of which you can consider must have for regular use. The newer port provides support for USB power supply, as well as deep sleep mode which allows the device’s battery to last for several weeks. There is also support for over-the-air updates to facilitate ongoing maintenance, and improvements to Bluetooth compatibility and the touch screen as well.

Like most console hacks to run custom code, you need to have the right hardware version with the right firmware, as Nintendo has regularly iterated to try to lock hacks where possible. The installation has some obstacles to jump through, but nothing too strenuous that would scare the average Hackaday reader. Just be sure not to try this on a dear console, as there is always the chance that everything will end in tears. If you pull it off, you can turn the Nintendo Switch into a network switch. Net … tendo … Switch? Come up with a better pun in the comments.

[Thanks to David Beckershoff for the tip!]



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