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Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 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: 7.57/10 from 28 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
Documentation http://www.android-x86.org/documents
Screenshots http://www.android-x86.org/screenshotDistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.android-x86.org/download
Bug Tracker http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/issues/list
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 7.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 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
Release Date 2018-03-08 2017-04-24 2016-01-23
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 358-451 358-451  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Android Android Android
Package Management -- -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software other other other
Journaled File Systems      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List      
Package 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.2)      
alsa-lib (1.1.8)      
ati-driver (18.30)      
bash (5.0)      
bind (9.13.6)      
chromium (72.0.3626.109)      
cups (2.2.10)      
dhcp (4.4.1)      
e2fsprogs (1.44.5)      
firefox (65.0.1)      
freetype (2.9.1)      
gcc (8.2.0)      
gimp (2.10.8)      
glibc (2.29)      
gnome-shell (3.30.2)      
gnucash (3.4)      
gnumeric (1.12.44)      
grub (2.02) 2.02    
gtk+ (3.24.5)      
httpd (2.4.38)      
inkscape (0.92.4)      
k3b (18.12.2)      
kmod (26)      
krita (4.1.7)      
libreoffice (6.2.0)      
linux (4.20.11) 4.9.90 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxpanel (0.9.3)      
mariadb (10.3.12)      
mate-desktop (1.20.4)      
mesa (18.3.4)   17.04  
mysql (8.0.15)      
nautilus (3.30.5)      
NVIDIA (415.27)      
openbox (3.6.1)      
openjdk (11.0.1)      
openssh (7.9p1)   6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1a)     1.0.1e
perl (5.28.1)      
php (7.3.2)      
plasma-desktop (5.15.1)      
postfix (3.3.2)      
postgresql (11.2)      
Python (3.7.2)      
qt (5.12.1)      
samba (4.9.4)      
systemd (241)      
thunderbird (60.5.1)      
vim (8.1)      
vlc (3.0.6)      
xfdesktop (4.12.4)      
xorg-server (1.20.3)      

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Version: 7.1-r1
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-01-21
Votes: 1

I have tried installing x86_64 several times, but I never managed to boot the live cd.
While the 32bit version is always problematic on the Google Play store it often always crashes.
For the latest version 8.1r1, now the 32bit system after a few minutes always restarts itself.

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Version: 7.1-r1
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-10-08
Votes: 11

Android is popular on both mobile phones and tablets, but it is hard to install on a typical PC because the Android operating mode is using a touch screen, whereas most PCs are typically used with a mouse, Not recommended for general computer usage does not install on most computers.

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Version: 7.1-r1
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-09-12
Votes: 9

Interesting initiative to port the Android operating system to intel computers.

It runs on my Asus EeePC without issue, although a little slow at times but that's more the laptop than it is the OS really.

Countless apps from Play Store and the entire Google ecosystem right from your desktop, if that's important for you...

I say that if you want to lie in bed casually surfing the web and listening to music, this is pretty capable.

The interface is the same as on phones and tablets and might not be suited for a traditional desktop, but you will find that having and actual keyboard and mouse helps greatly.

I say give it a try if you want to have a bit of fun, but this is more of a curiosity than it is useful, as you could just run this in your phone or tablet in the first place.

All in all works great.

So thanks the developers for this weird, yet cute thing!

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