Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V188.8.131.52 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.
To install the operating system, users just need to use a disk tool to write the Android image to a micro SD card. This is included with the zip file (from Asus’s website – www.asus.com/Single-Board-Computer/Tinker-Board/HelpDesk_Download/).
There’s no progress bar to show how the image writing is proceeding. But when it’s completed and successful, you’ll receive the notification below.
My initial observation:
- The first boot up takes a while – it seems an age before even an Android logo is displayed. Don’t reboot the Tinker Board.
Here’s a few screenshots of the apps. The 4K Video icon looks very interesting. More on that later.
Some technical information.