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Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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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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
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Feature 8.1-r1 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
Release Date 2019-01-15 2018-03-08 2017-04-24 2016-01-23
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 358-451 358-451 358-451  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Android Android Android Android
Package Management -- -- -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software other other other other
Journaled File Systems        
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List        
Package 8.1-r1 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.2) --      
alsa-lib (1.1.9) --      
ati-driver (18.30) --      
bash (5.0) --      
bind (9.15.0) --      
chromium (75.0.3770.90) --      
cups (2.2.11) --      
dhcp (4.4.1) --      
e2fsprogs (1.45.2) --      
firefox (67.0.2) --      
freetype (2.10.0) --      
gcc (9.1.0) --      
gimp (2.10.12) --      
glibc (2.29) --      
gnome-shell (3.32.2) --      
gnucash (3.5) --      
gnumeric (1.12.45) --      
grub (2.02) -- 2.02    
gtk (3.24.8) --      
httpd (2.4.39) --      
inkscape (0.92.4) --      
k3b (19.04.2) --      
kmod (26) --      
krita (4.2.1) --      
libreoffice (6.2.4) --      
linux (5.1.10) 4.19.15 4.9.90 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 8.1-r1 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxpanel (0.10.0) --      
mariadb (10.3.15) --      
mate-desktop (1.22.0) --      
mesa (19.1.0) 18.3.1   17.04  
mysql (8.0.16) --      
nautilus (3.32.1) --      
NVIDIA (430.26) --      
openbox (3.6.1) --      
openjdk (12.0.1) --      
openssh (8.0p1) --   6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1c) --     1.0.1e
perl (5.30.0) --      
php (7.3.6) --      
plasma-desktop (5.16.0) --      
postfix (3.4.5) --      
postgresql (11.3) --      
Python (3.7.3) --      
qt (5.12.4) --      
samba (4.10.4) --      
systemd (242) --      
thunderbird (60.7.1) --      
vim (8.1) --      
vlc ( --      
xfdesktop (4.12.5) --      
xorg-server (1.20.5) --      

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Version: 8.1-r1
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-06-13
Votes: 0

Runs good except for a few apps that crashed. I have an HP Elitebook 2760p so i didn't expect it to work. The trackpad seems a lil too sensitive, no touchscreen and no fingerprint reader but I figured that those would not be supported. Overall i love it, i find myself using it just as much as Windows 10

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Version: 8.1-r1
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-05-17
Votes: 5

First, it took a lot of doing to get it to install with Grub.

Second, it sprawled out to something like 100 GB on a notebook. Geezus! I didn't find it light or speedy at all.

Third, it was slow at most things.

Fourth, yeah, a lot of the apps that I use on my phone that I wanted to use on a five year old Panasonic notebook didn't work.

No, it's a nice concept, but it sucks.

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Version: 8.1-r1
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-04-23
Votes: 0

light and speedy on older PC systems with at least 2gb RAM. wonderful on older laptops, and NET book types. serves basic needs for light internet users. more of a toy to play with then a work/school system, but does it's J-O-B well. would like better apps to turn it into a vlog system or streaming rigg. all in all for what it is as of now good solid (8)

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