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Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 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 LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.android-x86.org/documents
Screenshots http://www.android-x86.org/screenshotDistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.android-x86.org/downloadLinuxTracker.org
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 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
Release Date 2017-04-24 2016-01-23
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 358-451  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Android Android
Package Management -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software other other
Journaled File Systems    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List    
Package 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.2)    
alsa-lib (1.1.5)    
ati-driver (16.40)    
bash (4.4.12)    
bind (9.11.2-P1)    
chromium (63.0.3239.132)    
cups (2.2.6)    
dhcp (4.3.6)    
e2fsprogs (1.43.8)    
firefox (58.0)    
freetype (2.9)    
gcc (7.2.0)    
gimp (2.8.22)    
glibc (2.26)    
gnome-shell (3.26.2)    
gnucash (2.6.19)    
gnumeric (1.12.38)    
grub (2.02)    
gtk+ (3.22.26)    
httpd (2.4.29)    
inkscape (0.92.2)    
k3b (17.12.1)    
kmod (25)    
libgnome (2.32.1)    
libreoffice (5.4.4)    
linux (4.14.14) 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxde-common (0.99.2)    
mariadb (10.2.12)    
mate-desktop (1.18.0)    
mesa (17.3.3) 17.04  
mysql (5.7.21)    
nautilus (3.26.2)    
NVIDIA (387.22)    
openbox (3.6.1)    
openjdk (8u151)    
openssh (7.6p1) 6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0g)   1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1)    
php (7.2.1)    
plasma-desktop (5.11.5)    
postfix (3.2.4)    
postgresql (10.1)    
Python (3.6.4)    
qt (5.10.0) -- --
samba (4.7.4)    
systemd (236)    
thunderbird (52.5.2)    
vim (8.0)    
vlc (2.2.8)    
xfdesktop (4.12.4)    
xorg-server (1.19.6)    

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-13
Votes: 1

Very nice system, in my laptop (dell) works fine, I tried enable the session with a password and is a bit difficult to log on when you don`t have a touchscreen (slide the finger over the pad not always unlock). If add a pc system like logon would be greatfull. I´m trying 7.1 rc2.
I recomended to use it, try it and keep up to date more and more. Good work Android-x86 team!

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-11
Votes: 7

The version 7.1.2 rc2 is amazing, I installed on an Inspiron 1018 a works great.
The system is complete and ready to use for a desktop user with the goal to install android apps.
It need more in teerms of security, firewall and HDD access encryption.

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-11-27
Votes: 1

Replaced dog slow Windows on 9" ASUS laptop.
Gained Hibernate & Instant desktop when power ON.
No more 5+ minute boot-up waiting !
No touch screen - No mouse. Runs perfect with keyboard/mouse pad.
Lost all SD card operation. Simply does not see built-in SD device.
Wonderful fast - perfect for work & travel.
Chrome browser.
IP printing to network lasers.

Learning curve is very short for smart-fone and tablet users. Kids love it.

Faults- Android apps 'lock-up' every so often. Discovered "ET call home" activity (back to Google???). Simple work-around is disable WiFi. Most programs (especially games) lack any kind of error checking & recovery, so they simply wait forever. But, you can switch to the active apps screen, remove the comatose app, switch to the menu screen, select the same app to run, and "Continue" your game.
The same apps on Android tablets often stumble without a WiFi connection, but continue running. Thinking the OS is not handling WiFi errors properly ???

Shame we cannot add Linux programs into the Android system. I miss my favorite file manager, my favorite email, my favorite photo-album viewer, etc, etc.
Maybe someone will develop a Linux "APPitizer" to run Linux software on Android.

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