Author Topic: Linux vs. Android Emulation  (Read 5387 times)

fredmacking (OP)

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Linux vs. Android Emulation
« on: March 09, 2013, 02:06:08 pm »
Hey all, I'm new to the boards but I was very intrigued by the passion that folks on this board have for their emulator handhelds.... Me personally I am a neo geo fanatic, I use to own a AES but unfortunately I could not financially support my habit. The neo.emu android app was pretty good but yet still a lower quality... then my friend told me about Linux based emulator handhelds, and how they were overall higher in quality.

Do you all agree?..... is the quality more noticeable than compared to android emulators?.... are "all" the emulator better on Linux based emulators than compared to android emulators?

SNESFAN

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Re: Linux vs. Android Emulation
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 02:23:42 pm »
Performance (what actually matters) is better on linux based handhelds overall. There are some instances that android version performs better but that is mainly because more work was put into it on the android side (n64oid > mupen64)

There does seem be be more focus on options and interface in android versions that for whatever reason coders dont put into the linux versions.

I understand that linux gives you direct access to the "bare metal" and with android you get really close but there is still layers in between the program and the hardware. The linux hardware is generally not as powerful as the android counterparts so it seems to be a trade off currently.

If someone were to port straight linux to one of these android handhelds then it would be the best of both. I have yet to see any android handheld hardware really "worthy" of that much effort due to small niggles with each device.

If jxd finally gets around to releasing the s5600 then it will respark my interest and if someone hasnt ported ubuntu or something to it first ill give it my best effort. That hardware looks worthy of the effort involved.

DisgruntleElf

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Re: Linux vs. Android Emulation
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 01:14:49 am »
If jxd finally gets around to releasing the s5600 then it will respark my interest and if someone hasnt ported ubuntu or something to it first ill give it my best effort. That hardware looks worthy of the effort involved.

Hmm.  Now that the GCW0 clone case is closed have you given this anymore thought?  Perhaps you can experiment on the S601 as you wait for your GCW0 to arrive.  I know you think the S601 is underpowered but it may be best to sacrifice it for learning on in case you decide to take on one of the more expensive units in the future.

 

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