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GloDroid Brings Android 10 OS to Raspberry Pi 4, Orange Pi SBC’s, PinePhone, and PineTab

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The community of developers working on software for single board computers often prefer to focus on Linux support, as companies will often provide Android firmware images.

But those Android OS images are often not maintained at all, so we’ve seen some projects like the past such as H3droid bringing a better Android OS to Allwinner H3 and H2+ boards and devices. The project is still using Android 4.4 KitKat and that’s getting old with some apps like the latest version of Kodi not working anymore.

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GloDroid Brings Android 10 to the PinePhone, PineTab

  • GloDroid Brings Android 10 to the PinePhone, PineTab

    Eyeing a PinePhone but don’t want to leave the world of Android entirely? Keep an eye on GloDroid.

    GloDroid is the name of new vanilla AOSP project that’s targeting low-cost AllWinner-based single board computers and devices like the PinePhone and the PineTab, as well as the Raspberry Pi 4.

    Unlike older versions of Android made available for these devices GloDroid wants to ship an up-to-date version of Android that relies mainline Android, uses open source drivers, and stays maintained.

    As reported by CNX Software, GloDroid “leverag[es] AOSP to bring Android 10 to various Allwinner based boards and platforms, as well as Raspberry Pi 4B”.

    The list of hardware support is fairly broad, and includes the 64-bit AllWinner A64 chip that sits at the heart of the PinePhone and the (recently sold out) PineTab.

PineTab Linux tablet

PineTab Linux Tablet Shipment Delays For A Week

  • PineTab Linux Tablet Shipment Delays For A Week, But It’s Totally Worth

    Last month, pre-orders for the PineTab pilot batch went live and sold out within three days. Based on the PINE64 June blog, if you have ordered PineTab, you will be expecting its shipment to begin in the last week of July.

    Unfortunately, according to the latest PineTab update, the shipping date has been extended further by a week. As Lukasz Erecinski from PINE64 says, the cause of the delay is the decision to change the LCD panel driver, which is about to reach its end-of-life (EOL).

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