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DistroWatch.com: Android-x86


Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:07 UTC

Android-x86 is an unofficial initiative to port Google's Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD 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.

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Average visitor rating: 6.73/10 from 11 review(s).

Android-x86 Summary
Distribution Android-x86
Home Page http://www.android-x86.org/
Mailing Lists http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.android-x86.org/documents
Screenshots http://www.android-x86.org/screenshotDistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.android-x86.org/downloadLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/issues/list
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 6.x: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-04-25: Distribution Release: Android-x86 6.0-r3
 • 2016-09-17: Distribution Release: Android-x86 6.0-r1
 • 2016-06-09: Development Release: Android-x86 6.0 RC1
 • 2016-02-06: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r5
 • 2016-01-23: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r4
 • 2015-10-07: Development Release: Android-x86 5.1 RC1
 • 2015-07-18: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r3
 • 2015-01-01: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r2
 • 2014-08-09: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4
 • 2014-05-21: Development Release: Android-x86 4.4 RC2
 • 2014-02-15: Development Release: Android-x86 4.4 RC1
 • More Android-x86 releases...

 •2016-05-26 Oracle vs Google case concludes
 • More Android-x86 headlines...

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Feature 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
Release Date 2017-04-24 2016-01-23
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 358-451MB  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Android Android
Package Management -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software other other
Journaled File Systems    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List    
Package 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.2)    
alsa-lib (    
ati-driver (16.40)    
bash (4.4)    
bind (9.11.2)    
chromium (60.0.3112.101)    
cups (2.2.4)    
dhcp (4.3.6)    
e2fsprogs (1.43.5)    
firefox (55.0.2)    
freetype (2.8)    
gcc (7.2.0)    
gimp (2.8.22)    
glibc (2.26)    
gnome-shell (3.24.3)    
gnucash (2.6.17)    
gnumeric (1.12.35)    
grub (2.02)    
gtk+ (3.22.18)    
httpd (2.4.27)    
inkscape (0.92.2)    
k3b (17.08.0)    
kmod (24)    
libgnome (2.32.1)    
libreoffice (5.4.0)    
linux (4.12.8) 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxde-common (0.99.2)    
mariadb (10.2.8)    
mate-desktop (1.18.0)    
mesa (17.1.7) 17.04  
mysql (5.7.19)    
nautilus (    
NVIDIA (384.59)    
openbox (3.6.1)    
openjdk (8u144)    
openssh (7.5p1) 6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0f)   1.0.1e
perl (5.26.0)    
php (7.1.8)    
plasma-desktop (5.10.4)    
postfix (3.2.2)    
postgresql (9.6.4)    
Python (3.6.2)    
qt (5.9.1) -- --
samba (4.6.7)    
systemd (234)    
thunderbird (52.3.0)    
vim (8.0)    
vlc (2.2.6)    
xfdesktop (4.12.4)    
xorg-server (1.19.3)    

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Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-07
Votes: 4

Marsmallow 7 rc is great (64-bit, lightning spped of its responses makes it a great experience, I am running it from an external hdd). Some apps won't work properly but those that do are superfast! Well done, guys!

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-06-22
Votes: 1

It boots on my Lenovo 80QQ really fast. Everything works BUT.... once I actually decided to install it on my hard drive 500GB, it goes to the process nice and quick.

Since I had Windows on it, the hard drive was NTFS and with the live android stick, I formatted it to ext4 and then installed the Android OS

Installation was fine however I can't boot the OS... I'm just stuck on a Lenovo boot loop

My computer is 64Bit and the live Android iso was also 64Bit

What went wrong?

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-05-08
Votes: 7

ISO won't boot on older PCs - RemixOS does this
I tried 32 and 64- Bit- Version

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