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This shady new emulator turns your Android phone into a Nintendo Switch

This shady new emulator turns your Android phone into a Nintendo Switch

Did you know your Android device can play old school Gameboy games? It's one of the reasons why Android is such a unique platform. Installing emulator apps that make Pokemon Blue accessible 24/7 from your front pocket is super cool. Now a new emulator has popped up online that purports to unlock Nintendo Switch gaming capabilities on Android devices — but it pays to look before you leap.

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How to use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on an Android phone or tablet

How to use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on an Android phone or tablet

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is easily one of the best Bluetooth controllers on the market. Despite its awkward B/A/Y/X button layout that‘s sure to flummox any gamer who’s ever picked up an Xbox One or Stadia controller, its solid build quality make it both sturdy and comfortable in the hand. If you’d like to give the Pro Controller a spin on your favorite Android phone or tablet, it's pretty simple to get it set up, but be warned: The user experience is lacking.

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FYI: Android 10 supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

FYI: Android 10 supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Mobile gaming continues to grow in relevance, with significant releases like Fortnite and PUBG being published on smartphones, but many titles have been held back by awkward touchscreen controls. External controller support in Android has worked to address that, giving players more powerful options. It turns out a pretty big one arrived thanks to an AOSP commit this past June, granting Android gamepad mappings for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

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Android does what Nintendon't: First unofficial ROM arrives on the Switch

Android does what Nintendon't: First unofficial ROM arrives on the Switch

Developer group 'switchroot' has been working on porting Android to the Nintendo Switch for a while now, and a few days ago, most of the documentation and installation guides appeared. If you've been itching to play Candy Crush on your Switch, the unofficial Android ROM has finally been released.

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Nintendo Switch expected to get unofficial Android ROM within the next few days

Nintendo Switch expected to get unofficial Android ROM within the next few days

Late yesterday, the developers responsible for the long-awaited Android ROM for the Nintendo Switch (a group known as switchroot) pushed up a thread to the XDA forums describing most of its upcoming features, limitations, and even the installation process. All that's missing at this point is download links, but the page says the developers expect to have them posted soon — on the order of days.

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Five tech deals to watch out for on Prime Day tomorrow

Five tech deals to watch out for on Prime Day tomorrow

We're mere hours away from Amazon's Prime Day sales, which are effectively Black Friday in July. It's had such an influence on consumer spending habits, even other retailers are trying to get in on the action. Many folks have set aside some cash for the occasion, and we've got a short list of deals to keep an eye out for over the next two days.

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See Overwatch running on a Nintendo Switch - courtesy of Android

See Overwatch running on a Nintendo Switch - courtesy of Android

Earlier this year, a handful of enterprising developers were able to boot Android Q on the Nintendo Switch, though it was pretty rough at the time. In the intervening months, they've made quite a lot of progress, and a new @switchroot_org Twitter account was started yesterday to show off the group's achievements, which include rigging Nintendo's console to play Overwatch via Nvidia's GameStream.

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Poké Ball Plus accessory announced for Pokémon Go and Nintendo Switch

Poké Ball Plus accessory announced for Pokémon Go and Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Go enjoyed immense popularity in the weeks and months following its 2016 release. It's since tapered off, but the game is likely to see a resurgence this fall with the release of two new Nintendo Switch games that borrow heavily from Go's gameplay and feature some cross-platform elements. One of those elements is the Poké Ball Plus, a spherical Switch controller that doubles as a Pokémon Go Plus-style smartphone accessory, allowing players to catch monsters in the mobile game without interacting with their phones.

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Tegra X1 processor vulnerability discovered, affects Nvidia Shield, Pixel C, and Nintendo Switch

Tegra X1 processor vulnerability discovered, affects Nvidia Shield, Pixel C, and Nintendo Switch

The Tegra X1 is one of Nvidia's latest mobile processors, powering devices like the Nintendo Switch, Google Pixel C, and Nvidia Shield. It's not uncommon that vulnerabilities are discovered in SoCs, and that has just happened for the Tegra X1. Katherine Temkin and the ReSwitched hacking team have just released details about a security flaw, nicknamed 'Fusée Gelée,' that allows unauthenticated arbitrary code execution on devices using the Tegra chip.

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Minecraft PE 'Better Together Update' enters beta, will have cross-play with Xbox and Nintendo Switch

Minecraft PE 'Better Together Update' enters beta, will have cross-play with Xbox and Nintendo Switch

One of the major problems with Minecraft is the number of different editions, with varying level of multiplayer cross-play. This stems from different code bases - the console versions are based on the original Java game, while Pocket/Windows 10 Edition use the same C++ code base. But the upcoming Minecraft PE 1.2 update, nicknamed the 'Better Together Update,' aims to address this.

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