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RaspAnd OS now brings Google Play support to Raspberry Pi 3


RaspAnd, the popular distributi­on for Raspberry Pi devices, has received a new build. Debuted as the RaspAnd Build 170805, the new version comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat and includes Google Play support.

RaspAnd developer Arne Exton has released the new version. Exton has ported Google Play Services to enable easy app installati­ons, as well as provided users with a pre-installed Google Apps package that comes with apps such as Chrome, Google Play

Games, Gmail and YouTube. The team has also worked on improving the video performanc­e in this version.

Along with providing extensive Google Play integratio­n, the new RaspAnd OS has addressed the screen flickering issue that was reported in the previous versions. The latest release also includes Kodi 17.3 media centre, and apps such as Spotify TV, ES File Explorer and Aptoid TV.

RaspAnd Nougat build 170805 is available for existing users as a free update. New users need to purchase an image for US$ 9 and install it on their machines using an SD card. You can use the Win32 disk manager utility or the GNU/Linux operating system.

The new RaspAnd build is specifical­ly designed for Raspberry Pi 3 systems.

Due to some higher resource requiremen­ts, the distributi­on is not compatible with previous Raspberry Pi models.

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