mardi 1 mai 2018

TV or Tablet? Developer ports Android TV to the 18.4″ Samsung Galaxy View

Tablets can come in all shapes and sizes. Most tablets fall in the 7-10-inch range, but we’ve seen a few that push the boundaries. The Samsung Galaxy View is firmly in that discussion. This device has a whopping 18.4-inch display. You might think the size has more in common with a TV than a tablet. That’s why XDA Recognized Contributor deadman96385 brought Android TV to the device.

Developers recently brought unofficial LineageOS 15.1 to the device. Now we’re seeing LineageOS 15.1 TV, which is a port of Android TV. As you can see in the photos, this is the most recent version of Android TV with the revamped UI.

There are quite a few caveats if you’re interested in this. First of all, Android TV was not designed for touchscreens, so you will need a Bluetooth controller. Netflix and Google Play Movies do not work, but you can sideload the phone version of Netflix. Casting to the tablet from other devices does not work. Check out the thread below for more issues and information.

Read more at the Samsung Galaxy View forum

from xda-developers