Beebdroid on the Nexus 7

For people who know what a BBC Micro is, Beebdroid is an awesome application. For the others who are not aware, the 6502 processor at the heart of the micro is the predecessor to all ARM processors inside today’s mobile devices. Acorn Computers had worked jointly with the British Broadcasting Corporation to produce various iterations of this microcomputer. Eventually Acorn went on to release the first 32-bit ARM1 processor in 1985.

So it is fitting that the BBC Micro emulator be available on today’s ARM devices. My sister recently gifted me a Nexus 7 (yay, she is the greatest sis) and I am happily playing with BBC BASIC and all the retro games on it thanks to Beebdroid. I can’t forget the little box that I grew up with.

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