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Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 7.25/10 from 36 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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with 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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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
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Feature 9.0-rc1 8.1-r3 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
Release Date 2019-11-15 2019-10-30 2018-03-08 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-rc1 8.1-r3 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.4)          
alsa-lib (          
ati-driver (18.30)          
bash (5.0)          
bind (9.15.6)          
chromium (78.0.3904.108)          
cups (2.3.0)          
dhcp (4.4.1)          
e2fsprogs (1.45.4)          
firefox (71.0)          
freetype (2.10.1)          
gcc (9.2.0)          
gimp (2.10.14)          
glibc (2.30)          
gnome-shell (3.34.1)          
gnucash (3.7)          
gnumeric (1.12.46)          
grub (2.04)     2.02    
gtk (3.24.13)          
httpd (2.4.41)          
inkscape (0.92.4)          
k3b (19.08.3)          
kmod (26)          
krita (          
libreoffice (6.3.3)          
linux (5.4.2) 4.19.80 4.19.50 4.9.90 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 9.0-rc1 8.1-r3 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxpanel (0.10.0)          
mariadb (10.5.0)          
mate-desktop (1.22.2)          
mesa (19.2.7)   18.3.6   17.04  
mysql (8.0.18)          
nautilus (3.34.2)          
NVIDIA (440.36)          
openbox (3.6.1)          
openjdk (13.0.1)          
openssh (8.1p1)   7.5p1   6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1d)         1.0.1e
perl (5.30.1)          
php (7.4.0)          
plasma-desktop (5.17.4)          
postfix (3.4.8)          
postgresql (12.1)          
Python (3.8.0)          
qt (5.13.2)          
samba (4.11.3)          
systemd (244)          
thunderbird (68.3.0)          
vim (8.1)          
vlc (3.0.8)          
xfdesktop (4.14.1)          
xorg-server (1.20.6)          

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Version: 8.1-r2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-01
Votes: 6

The android-x86_64-8.1-r2 best fits to my Thikpad T430. Perfectly working, very stable and very fast on a 64GB SSD, and also on a 32GB microSD with card reader. Only a few APKs could not boot.

Also installed RPM package (android-x86-8.1-r2.x86_64.rpm) into MX Linux .
The following commands automatically build a dual boot system with the entry of android on grub menu:
$ fakeroot alien -dc android-x86-8.1-r2.x86_64.rpm
$ sudo dpkg -i android-x86_8.1-1_amd64.deb

The dual boot system works flawlessly and I love it.

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-07-23
Votes: 5

I tried to use it with a live pendrive usb but it never boot

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Version: 8.1-r1
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-06-20
Votes: 0

This is the flakiest system i've ever tried. NOT worth two cents!

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