The Android-X86 project provides Android optimized for X86 so you can install Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on your netbook or laptop just like any other OS.
Android-x86 4.0.4 RC2, based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 has been released with a few exciting changes, like an ARM translator that lets you run some ARM applications on Android-X86.
Changes in Android X86 4.0.4 RC2 (since Android-x86 4.0 RC1):
- Kernel 3.0.36 with more drivers and bug fixes.
- Enable Dalvik JIT compiler support which should make apps faster
- Support some 3G modem.
- Ready to run arm translator. (You still need to install Intel’s libraries manually)
- Physical keyboard layout selection.
- Support two cameras.
- Fake SD card is replaced by internal storage support.
Since the latest Android-X86 uses an ARM translator, not all ARM applications will work, for instance, Google Chrome won't work. Angry Birds (as well as Amazing Alex) on the other hand, worked in my test using a custom Android-X86 build in VirtualBox, though it was kind of slow (probably because of VirtualBox):
Here is a video and a few more Android-X86 4.0.4 RC2 screenshots:
- How to run Android on your Netbooks and PC
- App: 500px Photo Sharing App (Android-x86 COMPATIBLE)
- VideoLan for Android-x86(Unofficial)
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