Differences between Android and Android TV images
#1
Hi, 

I've just received my Rock64 and I'm planning to use Kodi and other multimedia apps on it, while it's connected to my TV. 

Should i be using the Android 7.1.2 or the Android TV 7.1.2 image? What's the difference between the two? 

Thanks!
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#2
(02-12-2018, 02:21 PM)1n9i9c7om Wrote: Hi, 

I've just received my Rock64 and I'm planning to use Kodi and other multimedia apps on it, while it's connected to my TV. 

Should i be using the Android 7.1.2 or the Android TV 7.1.2 image? What's the difference between the two? 

Thanks!

Android TV uses the LeanBack launcher (also used on Nvidia Shield) and apps designed for the TV interface; its a community build. The stock image comes with regular Playstore, etc.,
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#3
(02-12-2018, 02:24 PM)Luke Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 02:21 PM)1n9i9c7om Wrote: Hi, 

I've just received my Rock64 and I'm planning to use Kodi and other multimedia apps on it, while it's connected to my TV. 

Should i be using the Android 7.1.2 or the Android TV 7.1.2 image? What's the difference between the two? 

Thanks!

Android TV uses the LeanBack launcher (also used on Nvidia Shield) and apps designed for the TV interface; its a community build. The stock image comes with regular Playstore, etc.,

Thanks for the quick reply! 
So besides the launcher and pre-installed apps it's basically the same?
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#4
(02-12-2018, 02:27 PM)1n9i9c7om Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 02:24 PM)Luke Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 02:21 PM)1n9i9c7om Wrote: Hi, 

I've just received my Rock64 and I'm planning to use Kodi and other multimedia apps on it, while it's connected to my TV. 

Should i be using the Android 7.1.2 or the Android TV 7.1.2 image? What's the difference between the two? 

Thanks!

Android TV uses the LeanBack launcher (also used on Nvidia Shield) and apps designed for the TV interface; its a community build. The stock image comes with regular Playstore, etc.,

Thanks for the quick reply! 
So besides the launcher and pre-installed apps it's basically the same?

Kernel is the same etc., its just the interface. The TV playstore is limited compared to regular playstore, but you can side-load any 'regular' android apps you want.
[edit]: the ATV community build also lacks RKMC.
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#5
(02-12-2018, 02:33 PM)Luke Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 02:27 PM)1n9i9c7om Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 02:24 PM)Luke Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 02:21 PM)1n9i9c7om Wrote: Hi, 

I've just received my Rock64 and I'm planning to use Kodi and other multimedia apps on it, while it's connected to my TV. 

Should i be using the Android 7.1.2 or the Android TV 7.1.2 image? What's the difference between the two? 

Thanks!

Android TV uses the LeanBack launcher (also used on Nvidia Shield) and apps designed for the TV interface; its a community build. The stock image comes with regular Playstore, etc.,

Thanks for the quick reply! 
So besides the launcher and pre-installed apps it's basically the same?

Kernel is the same etc., its just the interface. The TV playstore is limited compared to regular playstore, but you can side-load any 'regular' android apps you want.

Alright, thank you!  Smile
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#6
Hi guys, quick question:

Does the TV version use the same "touch" approach of the standard Android or is it designed to use a non-touch input?

Thanks!
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#7
(04-11-2018, 10:53 AM)Danielsan Wrote: Hi guys, quick question:

Does the TV version use the same "touch" approach of the standard Android or is it designed to use a non-touch input?

Thanks!

the Android TV version still has the "touch" capability.
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#8
(04-15-2018, 08:51 PM)tllim Wrote: the Android TV version still has the "touch" capability.

Thanks I saw.

Eventually the Android root version performs better and has more software available. I though Android TV was like a vanilla version of Android for devices different from smartphone but it is just a version to promote google (payment) services and it is not even rooted.

I will return to the Android root version, I almost got how handle with the touchscreen inputs without a touchscreen.
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#9
(04-15-2018, 09:54 PM)Danielsan Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 08:51 PM)tllim Wrote: the Android TV version still has the "touch" capability.

Thanks I saw.

Eventually the Android root version performs better and has more software available. I though Android TV was like a vanilla version of Android for devices different from smartphone but it is just a version to promote google (payment) services and it is not even rooted.

I will return to the Android root version, I almost got how handle with the touchscreen inputs without a touchscreen.

Where is the android root version?
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