Android-x86 is an Open Source project to port Android to the x86 platform. It was formerly known as ‘patch hosting for android x86 support’. The original plan was for the developers to host different patches for android x86 support, but they moved on to creating a code base to provide support on different x86 platforms.
|Operating System Support||Windows 98, Windows 8, Windows 2012, Windows 2000, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 10, Windows Vista|
|Available Languages||English, French, Polish, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish|
|Date||Thursday, October 22nd 2015|
|Developer||Android-x86 Project Team|
Key features of Android-x86 include:
- Better disk installer
- Kernel 3.18, KMS enable.
- WiFi support with GUI.
- Power Suspend/resume (S3 mode).
- Battery Status.
- Software mouse cursor.
- Mouse wheel.
- Audio (ALSA).
- V4l2 Camera support.
- External monitor support.
- External storage auto mount support.
- Support external keyboard.
- Debug mode with busybox.
Android-x86 can be installed onto hard disks with the following file systems: EXT3, EXT2, NTFS and FAT32. You can even install Android-x86 to an NTFS filesystem to co-exist with Windows.
Tested Platforms include:
- ASUS Eee PCs/Laptops.
- Viewsonic Viewpad 10.
- Dell Inspiron Mini Duo.
- Samsung Q1U.
- Viliv S5.
- Lenovo ThinkPad x61 Tablet.
Overall, Android-x86 has been refined over the years to produce a quality environment. However, although polished, it still lacks stability and reliability. If you want to have all of your Google applications and settings on the same foothold across all of your devices, then you may be disappointed, as it isn’t happening just yet.