The latest version of Android has been released a few days ago and many have already managed to port this version to popular devices such as tablets, mobiles and… Raspberry Pi. Several users involved in porting Android to Raspberry Pi have succeeded release a fully functional version of Android 7.
This version is already available to everyone and also its code, in case we want to compile our own version or develop an adaptation for SBC boards similar to Raspberry Pi 3.
The new version of Android Nougat for Raspberry Pi is quite functional, being totally manageable although it does not have access to the Play Store, something that limits the use of the operating system a lot but does not make it unfeasible. What makes the use of this operating system very difficult is its adaptation to non-touch screens. While we can use Android Nougat on Raspberry Pi, the environment is for touch screens and that makes the user takes too long or the system is difficult to operate with a mouse. Something that is not very serious but it is good to know in case we are looking for a complete and very functional operating system.
Peyo has already created a fully functional version of Android Nougat
The most curious thing about all this is that mobiles more powerful than Raspberry Pi will not have the latest version of Android and many other mobile users will have to wait months or years to receive this version, but thanks to user Peyo, Android is already a reality for the raspberry computer. For those who have a Raspberry Pi 3 and want to test Android Nougat on their board, at this link You will find all the information and code of the new version. But if you are determined to install it, here! You will find the version ready to download directly and save on the board's microsd card.
Personally I think it is a great development, especially for those who seek to use apps they find on their mobile, however I prefer other systems more adapted to Raspberry Pi such as Chromium OS or Raspbian Which one do you stay with?