Android-x86

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Android-x86
Android-x86.png
Android x86 Screenshot.jpg
Screenshot of Android-x86
(4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
OS family Android
Working state Active
Source model Open source
Latest release 4.0-r1[1] / June 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)[1]
Latest preview 4.4-RC2[1] / May 20, 2014 (2014-05-20)[1]
Kernel type Monolithic (modified Linux kernel)
License Apache License 2.0
Official website www.android-x86.org
Android x86 on EeePC 701 4G

Android-x86 is an unofficial initiative to port Google's Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by AMD and Intel x86 processors, rather than RISC-based ARM chips.

The project began as a series of patches to the Android source code to enable Android to run on various netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs—particularly the ASUS Eee PC.

Chih-Wei Huang and Yi Sun maintain the project.

Android-IA[edit]

A related project, Android-IA[2] has been produced by Intel that will run on newer UEFI devices. The Android-IA project states that its intention is to drive Android support and innovation on Intel Architecture in addition to providing a venue for collaboration.[2] Android-IA re-used the drm_gralloc graphics HAL module from Android-x86 in order to support Intel HD Graphics hardware. The Android-IA project provides a FAQ[3] with more detailed information.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Porting Android to x86". Android-x86. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Home". Android on Intel Architecture. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "FAQ". Android on Intel Architecture. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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