[mythtv-users] rPi3 - Linux ARM vs Android Build

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 13:40:12 UTC 2018

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 8:10 AM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 09/05/2018 10:41 PM, Greg Oliver wrote:
> I'm actually looking to run Android on the Pi
> (and not the ARM port for Linux), and using a self built (Shield like)
> build.  I do not want to use the regular port due to also wanting all of
> the other easy to install and use android apps, etc, not to mention the
> ease of use for others.
> I was just wondering if anyone had done it - I have not run across a post
> yet unfortunately.  It looks like I will be the guinea pig :)
> I will definitely post back my findings - I plan on spending some time on
> it tomorrow.  There are several (10's) posts describing the Adnroid build
> steps, so I should have no issues.
> Thanks!
> -Greg
> I have never installed Android on a Raspberry Pi. I would be interested in
> how that works. I expect that it will not work well with the android
> version of MythTV.  I think the limited amount of memory will be a factor
> and I think android has a lot of overhead that raspbian does not have. Also
> you may find the hardware assisted deinterlace that we use with raspbian
> does not work on android.
> Peter
Yeah, I thought about all that, but wanted to try anyway :)  It is fairly
responsive with just Android on it so far.  After I finish with customers
today, I'll start loading apps up on it and see how it goes.

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