You’ll be hard-pressed to find an official Android distribution for the Raspberry Pi. After all, the Pi is known for its open-source nature and educational tools. That being said, it is possible to install Android on a Raspberry Pi.
In this guide, I’ll be using Emteria, a distribution designed to work with the Raspberry Pi 3 B/B+. This OS requires a license, but you can use it in evaluation mode for free. The free version has a few limitations including a forced reboot every 8 hours. Depending on your project needs, that might not be a problem. At the very least, you can use the free version to test the OS before purchasing a license.
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