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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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Android-x86 Summary
Distribution Android-x86
Home Page http://www.android-x86.org/
Mailing Lists http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-06-23: Distribution Release: Android-x86 8.1-r6
 • 2020-02-27: Distribution Release: Android-x86 9.0-r1
 • 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
 • More Android-x86 releases...

 • 2021-09-23 Android applications running on GNU/Linux
 • 2016-05-26 Oracle vs Google case concludes
 • More Android-x86 headlines...

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Feature 9.0-r2 8.1-r6 7.1-r5 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
Release Date 2020-03-25 2021-06-23 2021-02-14 2017-04-24 2016-01-23
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 700-1000 600-900 600-900 300-500  
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Android Android Android Android Android
Package Management -- -- -- -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software other other other other other
Journaled File Systems          
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List          
Package 9.0-r2 8.1-r6 7.1-r5 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.5)          
alsa-lib (1.2.12)   1.2.5      
amdgpu (23.0.0)          
bash (5.2.21)          
bind (9.18.27)          
chromium (126.0.6478.61)          
cups (2.4.9)          
dhcp (4.4.3-P1)          
e2fsprogs (1.47.1)          
firefox (127.0)          
freetype (2.13.2)          
gcc (14.1.0)          
gimp (2.10.38)          
glibc (2.39)          
gnome-shell (46.2)          
gnucash (5.6)          
gnumeric (1.12.57)          
grub (2.12)     2.02    
gtk (4.14.4)          
httpd (2.4.59)          
inkscape (1.3.2)          
k3b (24.05.1)          
kmod (32)          
krita (5.2.2)          
LibreOffice (24.2.4)          
linux (6.9.5) 4.19.110 4.19.195 4.9.90 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 9.0-r2 8.1-r6 7.1-r5 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxpanel (0.10.1)          
mariadb (11.4.2)          
mate-desktop (1.28.2)          
mesa (24.1.1)   19.3.5   17.04  
mysql (8.4.0)          
nautilus (46.2)          
NVIDIA (550.90.07)          
openbox (3.6.1)          
openjdk (22)          
openssh (9.7p1)   7.5p1   6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (3.3.1)         1.0.1e
perl (5.40.0)          
php (8.3.8)          
plasma-desktop (6.0.5)          
postfix (3.9.0)          
postgresql (16.3)          
Python (3.12.4)          
qt (6.7.1)          
samba (4.20.1)          
systemd (256)          
thunderbird (127.0)          
vim (9.1)          
vlc (3.0.21)          
wayland (1.23.0)          
xfdesktop (4.18.1)          
xorg-server (21.1.13)          

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Version: 9.0-r2
Rating: 1
Date: 2021-11-19
Votes: 23

A buggy and way behind & stale Android port to x86 PC’s. I’m not sure if the developers are taking it seriously because of all of the bugs and crashes I’ve encountered just trying to browse the web and load up some games to try out.

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Version: 9.0-r2
Rating: 3
Date: 2021-07-12
Votes: 9

I couldn't get this to run either as a Virtual Machine or on a physical PC.

No diagnostic of the problem was offered. I can only assume this is a dead project.

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Version: 9.0-r2
Rating: 5
Date: 2021-06-24
Votes: 1

Live mode does not seem to work in Virtualbox.
Never tried install.

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