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Google’s Android operating system may designed for low-power devices with touchscreens including smartphones and tablets. But that doesn’t mean you can’t run it on a laptop or desktop computer.

While Android has officially supported Intel’s low-power smartphone chips for a while, there’s also an unofficial Android-x86 project which ports Google’s mobile operating system to run on standard PC hardware.

When Google released Android 4.3 last week, the team wasted no time getting it up and running on x86 hardware. A test build of Android 4.3 for x86 is already available.

Acer Aspire 522 Android 4.3

The test build is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean source, and features a 3.10.2 kernel and support for hardware-accelerated graphics on devices with AMD Radeon and Intel graphics chipsets.

source: http://liliputing.com/2013/08/android-4-3-ported-to-x86-runs-on-desktop-laptop-computers.html
post #2 of 37
I wonder how well does it run? Because I would like to try this but I have Acer C7
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post #3 of 37
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Originally Posted by Milestailsprowe View Post

I wonder how well does it run? Because I would like to try this but I have Acer C7

possible, http://www.android-x86.org/releases/build-20130725
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Key Features
The test build 20130725 is based on the latest Android 4.3 release (Jelly Bean-MR2 branch). We have fixed and added x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on most x86 platforms, especially for tablets and netbooks. Compared to the previous build, this release contains the additional features The key features in this release are

Upgrade to the latest kernel 3.10.2 to support more drivers.
Upgrade Mesa OpenGL ES library to 9.2-devel branch to support hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets (not included chips with PVR).
Support Bluetooth.
Support arm translator.
post #4 of 37
Yes but can it run Crybirds.
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post #5 of 37
The project is out there for a while. Could be nice for netbooks.
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First I've heard of this, could be a better method of testing apps rather than using the awful emulators that the Development Kits use. I refuse to use emulators, so slow and only good for checking out displays across different device types, but even then, the Eclipse development kit provides preview screen for different display sizes.

I'd be interested on running this!
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Im curious, what benefits does it bring to the PC users ??? I don't use any apps on my phone so Im clueless.
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Linux ported to Linux? Inconceivable.
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Can I run this on my 3930k... i'm sure I'll kill the benchmark on Android.
     
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Didn't intel Do this already?
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