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Nintendo Approached Cyanogen For Switch OS, But Was Told To "Stick It"

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    "Switch is mostly custom kernel. They used bits of Android"

    Back when the Switch was known as the Nintendo NX there were rumours which suggested that the console would make use of Google's Android operating system, and according to former Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, the Japanese giant actually went as far as to approach Cyanogen regarding its OS.
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    We already know from studying recent dumps of the Switch eMMC and RAM that Nintendo basically rewrote their 3DS Kernel for the Switch, but also uses alot of Android libraries and such inside their OS to manage rendering and drivers, etc. -- And it seems originally big 'N' was talking to Cyanogen to produce their OS, but the CEO turned them down and say to them to 'Stick it' :)
    So what do you think, would the Switch had been a different type of system if Cyanogen had joined forces with Nintendo?

    NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo Approached Cyanogen For Switch OS, But Was Told To "Stick It" (via) NintendoLife
     
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      but hasnt it been found that the switch contains some form of android in the consoles code
       
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      Yes, you can see above it mentions in the 'post' bits of Android.

      Basically, the Switch OS is 3 things.

      FreeBSD used for file system and networking.
      3DS Redone for main security, menus, game
      Android used for online, rendering graphics, touchscreen, controllers, etc.
       
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      Well add this to the cluster**** that is Cyanogen inc.

      Seriously, look them up, Nintendo may have been lucky they turned them down, presuming this is true of course.
       

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