AndroLayer release: Android running on the PS Vita (Video + download)!
Developer Crait (whom you might remember from his Vita homebrew game Treasure Chasers) has published a full fledged Android emulator for the PS Vita. This allows you to run Oreo (Android 8.1) on your hacked PS Vita, and is available right now!
Check out the video and the download link below.
What’s AndroLayer for PS Vita?
It’s finally time to announce my secret project, AndroLayer! It’s an Android emulation layer for the PS Vita that can run 8.1 (Oreo) at decent speed! Yes, internet tunneling works and many games alreasy run at (almost) full speed! #VitaIsland #PSVita #Homebrew pic.twitter.com/iM7cTVeKyb
— Jonathan Holmes (crait) 🐔 (@crait) March 31, 2022
Few people know it, but the PS Vita Architecture is extremely similar to that of most phones that run Android.
On this basis, it stands to reason that an Android port to the PS Vita was only a matter of time. And this is what Crait delivered, with a pretty functional Android layer already.
Obviously, this emulator still needs lots of work, but the developer plans to open source it soon.
Let’s hope that the community will catch up on this and join forces to make it grow.
Surely this could mean great things for the PS Vita scene.
Download AndroLayer for PS Vita
You will need a hacked PS Vita in order to run AndroLayer.
Once you’re done installing and running the VPK, you’ll go through the typical Android setup. During this process, make sure to set the date correctly, as it’s critical for compatibility with this release.