> > I'd still consider it one of the biggest threats we've seen to proper emulation in > a > > long time. > > The problem is nobody from the MAME Dev Team gonna release a MAME Android. Others > still building their ports in a shitty way. You guys can come up one better than > those shitty ones out there. There is no reason not to finish the source up for the > MAME Android. The source is there. But not finish. > > Don't want to continue working on it? That fine with me. Just gonna use the shitty > ones for now. (Not pointing at you Haze. The ones that was working on that source.)
It isn't for lack of desire - it is lack of qualified people and development of some sort of usable touchscreen interface that is phone/tablet based that will get things done. You can run MAME fine, people can and do compile for Android every release, but it would require you to have some sort of external keyboard/controller in order to use well which isn't an idea setup for an mobile device.
Until MAME can find something that does the job and is within licensing restrictions - it won't be an officially distributed platform.
These views are mine alone and may or may not reflect official views of MAMEDEV.