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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: 7.83/10 from 24 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
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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 (1.1.6)      
ati-driver (16.40)      
bash (4.4.18)      
bind (9.13.2)      
chromium (68.0.3440.106)      
cups (2.2.8)      
dhcp (4.4.1)      
e2fsprogs (1.44.3)      
firefox (61.0.2)      
freetype (2.9.1)      
gcc (8.2.0)      
gimp (2.10.4)      
glibc (2.28)      
gnome-shell (3.28.3)      
gnucash (3.2)      
gnumeric (1.12.42)      
grub (2.02) 2.02    
gtk+ (3.22.30)      
httpd (2.4.34)      
inkscape (0.92.3)      
k3b (18.04.3)      
kmod (25)      
krita (4.1.1)      
libreoffice (6.1.0)      
linux (4.18.1) 4.9.90 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxpanel (0.9.3)      
mariadb (10.3.9)      
mate-desktop (1.20.3)      
mesa (18.1.6)   17.04  
mysql (8.0.12)      
nautilus (3.28.1)      
NVIDIA (396.51)      
openbox (3.6.1)      
openjdk (10.0.2)      
openssh (7.7p1)   6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0i)     1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0)      
php (7.2.8)      
plasma-desktop (5.13.4)      
postfix (3.3.1)      
postgresql (10.5)      
Python (3.7.0)      
qt (5.11.1)      
samba (4.8.4)      
systemd (239)      
thunderbird (60.0)      
vim (8.1)      
vlc (3.0.3)      
xfdesktop (4.12.4)      
xorg-server (1.20.1)      

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Version: 7.1-r1
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-07-07
Votes: 0

This should have been on android phone.Get rid of the internal storage control add wifi mouse with its keyboard.

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Version: 7.1-r1
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-06-30
Votes: 1

It is good, however they should make the OS being easier to boot from other GRUBs, when I open up SuperSU it always shows "SU Binary Occupied", some games like Red Ball 4 doesn't want to boot up, others just freezes the whole computer, other work fine. Otherwise I am perfectly fine on that!

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Version: 7.1-r1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-23
Votes: 2

Android x86 version 8.1 (oreo) release candidate (x64). This version is superb. Best version yet. On my Lenovo x230 laptop everything is working correctly, even the mic, which did not work with previous android x86 versions on this laptop. The operating system is fast, easy to use and seems stable. Recommended.

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