Since the Raspberry Pi foundation has released the VideoCore drivers for the RPi, it’s been much easier for some specific projects to create ports and applications for the Raspberry Pi, some of them outside Linux. One of the benefactors of this release are the folks at Razdroid who are porting Android to the Raspberry Pi.
In Linux User & Developer 120, we look at the different ways you could use an Android powered Pi. From Smart TVs, home automation and even in-car computers, there’s a lot of variety in the uses that such an Android device has. Take MOGA and OnLive, two separate Android gaming projects, the first a Bluetooth enabled game controller, and the second a streaming service where games are rendered in the cloud. Coupled with Android on Raspberry Pi hooked up to your TV, you can play full PC games for less than the full price of one.