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Android-x86 4.4-r3 released

If you want to run Android on your desktop, or laptop you should give Android-x86 a try. Version 4.4-r3 is just released and it runs on the Linux 4.0.8 kernel.



Android-x86 is based on 4.4 KitKat and features good Intel Bay Trail support, together with hardware acceleration for Nouveau and VMware’s VMWgfx Gallium3D drivers.

This release contains a lot of improvements including

  • Upgrade the kernel to 4.0.8 with more drivers enabled to support modern hardware.
  • Baytrail platform is well supported.
  • Replace Bluedroid by the Bluez stack. Bluetooth is more stable and usable.
  • Be able to install image and grub2-efi to GPT partitioned disks.
  • Add a new sensor HAL to support iio style sensors.
  • Update Mesa to 10.5.9. Enable hardware acceleration for Nvidia chips (nouveau) and
  • VMware (vmwgfx).
  • Improve the GPS HAL.
  • Merge updates from upstream.
  • More bugfixes.

You can download Android-x86 4.4-r3 here.