For some months now we have seen how well the Nintendo Switch has been doing well in its mission to run systems other than the official Nintendo system.
Android modifications proved fruitful on the platform but were never released to the general public. But that changes today (28), with the release of the first open-source OS build for the Japanese hybrid.
Based on Android Oreo 8.1, LineageOS 15.1 arrives on the Switch with modifications to the hardware of the device. It is compatible with the console’s dock mode, and the interesting thing here is the use of joy-cons in Play Store games, as well as the possibility of emulating Wii games and others, for example.
Of course, some bugs are present, such as Wi-Fi crashing at certain times requiring a reboot of the device, as well as preventing the capture of screenshots.
Keep in mind that only unlockable versions of the Nintendo Switch are compatible with this release. We’re talking about a few consoles from the first batches of 2017, which are susceptible to an Nvidia chip failure that has been dubbed fuseé-jelly. It is through it, even, that the console can already be unlocked (which leads to loss of warranty and ban of Nintendo networks).
A video of how Switch can run Android was presented by the folks at XDA Developers:
And you, what did you think about the unofficial release of Android for Switch? Tell us in the comments!