Probobly a dumb question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by honam1021, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    I searched through this section and found guy who claimed he's making the PPC port for Android.

    Assuming that he wasn't trolling and he also made a fully working armv7 emulator for PPC to run Google Play apps. Are G5 quads going to run modern Android games at reasonable speeds?
     
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  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    It's possible, but as far as I know, the port was abandoned due to lack of interest.
     
  4. honam1021 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think anyone would like to play temple run with a mouse on a PPC Mac
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Well, I don't believe it was a project shooting for gaming, but rather to perhaps better equip PPC Macs with more recent and lighter software to help cope with today's computing world.
     
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    There were a few efforts:
    http://www.androidppc.com/
    https://code.google.com/p/ppcdroid/

    But neither even attempted to get it working on a Mac, only on small-form-factor embedded PowerPC systems. (One project targeted the IBM PowerPC 460ex processor, which was never used on any Mac. The other targeted three specific embedded-PPC systems.)

    And neither project even attempted an ARM emulator to run existing Android apps, you had to custom-compile your apps for PPC. Which means no Google Play or closed-source apps from major vendors. (Sorry, no Angry Birds.)
     

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