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DistroWatch.com: Android-x86


Last Update: 2017-04-25 13:12 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: 6.67/10 from 9 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
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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
CDs 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Android Android
Package Management -- --
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List    
Package 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.2)    
alsa-lib (1.1.4)    
ati-driver (16.40)    
bash (4.4)    
bind (9.11.1)    
chromium (58.0.3029.110)    
cups (2.2.3)    
dhcp (4.3.5)    
e2fsprogs (1.43.4)    
firefox (53.0.3)    
freetype (2.8)    
gcc (7.1.0)    
gimp (2.8.22)    
glibc (2.25)    
gnome-shell (3.24.2)    
gnucash (2.6.16)    
gnumeric (1.12.34)    
grub (2.02)    
gtk+ (3.22.15)    
httpd (2.4.25)    
inkscape (0.92.1)    
k3b (17.04.1)    
kmod (24)    
libgnome (2.32.1)    
libreoffice (5.3.3)    
linux (4.11.2) 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxde-common (0.99.2)    
mariadb (10.2.6)    
mate-desktop (1.18.0)    
mesa (17.1.0) 17.04  
mysql (5.7.18)    
nautilus (3.24.1)    
NVIDIA (381.22)    
openbox (3.6.1)    
openjdk (8u131)    
openssh (7.5p1) 6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0e)   1.0.1e
perl (5.24.1)    
php (7.1.5)    
plasma-desktop (5.9.5)    
postfix (3.2.0)    
postgresql (9.6.3)    
Python (3.6.1)    
qt (5.8.0) -- --
samba (4.6.3)    
systemd (233)    
thunderbird (52.1.1)    
vim (8.0)    
vlc (    
xfdesktop (4.12.3)    
xorg-server (1.19.3)    

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-05-08
Votes: 9

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

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-07
Votes: 0

I am quite impressed with this version of android x86. It runs well on my Lenovo thinkpad x230 laptop. Only issue is that wifi is always disconnected on boot and has to be renabled. This is an issue I have had with all the 6.0 marshmallow builds. But other than that it is working fine.
Android x86 6.0 r1,2,3 marshmallow - work great but wifi needs reconnecting on boot.
Android x86 5.1 rc lollipop - Cannot view youtube videos anove 480p and cannot watch live streams.
Android x86 4.4 r1-5 - Cannot view youtube videos above 360p and cannot watch live streams.

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-05-03
Votes: 1

Android x64 6.0 Marshmallow rc3: Linpus lite

Installed on HP Laptop with AMD APU radeon graphics.Uefi mode works OK.

Boots fantstically the fisrt time..Hardware detection is really nice.
However it doesn't perfectly know how to handle HDD @ system shut down. For restarting computer I have to shut it down and then start it again..No restart options. The other Android had these options. Cm. :-)

since 4.4 I have tested Android x86 on different machines and I feel

Look and feel cannot be every thing additional functionality like CD ,usb disk mounting, burning, changing input method installing fonts I.e. without the use of terminal. E.g. Android hasn't showed me yet any other Hard drive partitions.

Apps which run on Android, think that they are on a touch device. Well not all like to use their desktop as touch screen device.
Apps have to fully support full Keyboard and not just the touchscreen or mouse click.

And this primarily make me feel like Android knows it is running on a mobile device whereas in reality I installed it on a laptop.

So I am gonna wait...

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