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Except that Steam OS is x86 and Android is ARM?
There is the x86 port project (which sound like it runs pretty good?), but you're still running the OS on non-native hardware. Running Android is probably something best left to devices it was designed to run on.

If you're fully aware of all this then please excuse me, but at least for the sake of everyone else I think the difference in architecture should be noted.

Yes I am aware of the conversion project. But I probably should've clarified that, my apologies. In all reality I feel like some flavor of Linux would be a better fit for it over-all though. Then you could just run an Android emulator on it like Windroye or Bluestacks.

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http://www.howtogeek.com/179691/4-ways-to-run-android-on-your-pc-and-make-your-own-dual-os-system/?PageSpeed=noscript

No wonder it's so confusing.

So we have two decent emulators, provided by Google and a third party, and actual ports by an open source group and Intel themselves.

The article is a little old, so things are probably a bit better all around now, but that's the best snapshot of the Android x86 situation that I stumbled across.
post #24 of 32
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http://www.howtogeek.com/179691/4-ways-to-run-android-on-your-pc-and-make-your-own-dual-os-system/?PageSpeed=noscript

No wonder it's so confusing.

So we have two decent emulators, provided by Google and a third party, and actual ports by an open source group and Intel themselves.

The article is a little old, so things are probably a bit better all around now, but that's the best snapshot of the Android x86 situation that I stumbled across.

Honestly I have been testing Android emulators for a long time and the best one I have come across so far is "Windroye". It is made (and offered for free) by a Chinese developer so after installing you must change the language from Chinese to English (or your preferred options) using the Android options but boy is it fast. After that you can pretty much do whatever you want. Manually install APKs, install APKs that you have purchased from your Google Account through Google Play Store, and much more.

Sorry for the off-topic but I just figured I would let you know. You can view the creators website HERE and you can get the latest revision HERE.

Edit: My apologies, I previously stated that the latest revision of Windroye is 2.8.0f, but in fact the creator just released a new version last night which is 2.8.2. I have not been able to get access to the new version yet but if / when I do I will update my link.

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Doesn't running an emulator require windows?
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Doesn't running an emulator require windows?

I'm not 100% sure on that. I have yet to test if any Android emulators will run on Linux. If that is the case then this handheld device has 4 GB of RAM which is enough for 64-bit Windows 10 anyways. Then the sky is the limit at that point. Although if it is using a single SO-DIMM then it could be upgraded to an 8 GB stick which would further improve the relationship.

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post #27 of 32
pre-order was supposed to happen today, apparently they're launching crowdfunding campign next week instead and they've updated some things

now 1080p screen
now 64GB flash
you can slap on a d-pad adapter if you don't like steam-like touchpad
battery is now rated over 5 hours with additional add-on (lol?)
name changed for the worse

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/34419-smach-z

I think for the average game the specs will struggle at FHD, but it's nice to have that option for the non-demanding games
still looks very vapourware like, but it's interesting enough for me to support it.
     
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It says, Powerful enough to play any game on the market. LOL, What a claim.
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It says, Powerful enough to play any game on the market. LOL, What a claim.

Well when considering they are talking about the market of games available for Linux... it's not really that bold of a claim.
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isn't GCN complete garbage when it comes to linux and by extension steamOS gaming due to driver support, so that's very concerning for this handheld? I don't that will change much even in a year's time.
     
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