Android 4.0 ported to x86

Android 4.0 ported to x86
Thanks to the Android-x86.org group, the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system has been ported to work on x86 processors like those made by AMD and Intel.

With the port, the OS should be able to be used on notebooks without any need for virtualization.



Additionally, the OS could be made available for x86 tablets in the near future, as well.

The current port is still a "work-in-progress" and has broken support for audio, cameras, wired networking and hardware acceleration.

What does work, however, is full multitouch, Wi-Fi and graphics acceleration.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 Dec 2011 11:40
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Android ARM Ice Cream Sandwich x86
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  • 3 comments
  • dali

    Please anybody correct me if I'm wrong, but... Will this be of much use if apps and drivers aren't ported as well? x86 processors won't be able to run native ARM code without virtualization, and Android apps are mostly Java code, but that "mostly" in the sentence is what makes an actual difference.

    "You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

    3.12.2011 06:54 #1

  • blueboy09

    Originally posted by dali: Please anybody correct me if I'm wrong, but... Will this be of much use if apps and drivers aren't ported as well? x86 processors won't be able to run native ARM code without virtualization, and Android apps are mostly Java code, but that "mostly" in the sentence is what makes an actual difference. Well, that going to be the key to this working, that's why they're still saying it's broken, but even operating w/o virtualization especially in the format it's in it's pretty much an amazing feat by its self.

    Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

    3.12.2011 16:19 #2

  • TrinUK

    This will be interesting. Maybe some developers might add x86 compatibility or put drivers out?

    Trin - Making Digital Waves

    5.12.2011 04:40 #3

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