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Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Ported for x86 Systems

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The Android-x86 Project has posted the first Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich, ICS) release for x86 computing devices.

An ISO image of Android 4 is available for AMD's Brazos platform for devices such as the MSI Wind 110W. Generic x86 images are offered as unstable nightly builds.

The project team uses the open source code provided by Google to create x86 ports of the operating system. Besides this latest release, the developers have posted downloads of previous Android versions for Asus EeePCs, Viewsonic's Viewpad 10, Dell's Inspiron Mini Duo, Samsung's Q1U and Lenovo's Thinkpad x61.

Developer Chih-Wei Huang noted that the release still requires quite a bit of work, as sound, camera support, Ethernet and hardware acceleration do not run on Intel's processors.

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    Scoregie , December 2, 2011 12:46 AM
    Omg thats so cool... Ima Dual boot when theres a more stable release
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    kronos_cornelius , December 2, 2011 1:47 AM
    Can you use an Android phone if you are diabetic ?
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    Anonymous , December 2, 2011 12:45 AM
    Wow nice!
  • 11 Hide
    Scoregie , December 2, 2011 12:46 AM
    Omg thats so cool... Ima Dual boot when theres a more stable release
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    xyster , December 2, 2011 1:19 AM
    coolio
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    kronos_cornelius , December 2, 2011 1:47 AM
    Can you use an Android phone if you are diabetic ?
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    hotsacoman , December 2, 2011 1:49 AM
    I'd hit it.
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    hotsacoman , December 2, 2011 1:50 AM
    kronos_corneliusCan you use an Android phone if you are diabetic ?


    No, you'll die.
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    dapneym , December 2, 2011 2:07 AM
    hotsacomanNo, you'll die.


    Dead Jim.

    On a separate note, I think it would be fun to play with Android in a VM. I just want a way to use a mouse more easily with it.
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    NotANerd , December 2, 2011 2:13 AM
    kronos_corneliusCan you use an Android phone if you are diabetic ?

    Just eat a good meal before using. Make sure you have Life Alert on, just in case. Small bites, small bites.
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    STravis , December 2, 2011 2:52 AM
    What's the point of this? How is this better than running Linux? Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you should.
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    jkflipflop98 , December 2, 2011 2:56 AM
    STravisWhat's the point of this? How is this better than running Linux? Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you should.


    Incase you missed the memo, Linux sucks for anything outside of a server room.
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    dtemple , December 2, 2011 4:12 AM
    NotANerdJust eat a good meal before using. Make sure you have Life Alert on, just in case. Small bites, small bites.

    Small bytes? Sorry.
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    psiboy , December 2, 2011 5:25 AM
    Love it!
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    lucxxx , December 2, 2011 6:11 AM
    Hahahaha how funny they are!!!!! Windows funboys. Just patetic. Is Microsoft Really Bringing Office Apps to iPad? wow man to an linux device???? outside an server rooom??
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    yay , December 2, 2011 6:55 AM
    Linux is everywhere now. It being a server operating system only is from the 90's, the faster you accept it as a viable option for the average user the better for the average user.

    Also as of android 3.0 bluetooth/ usb keyboard mouse and storage are all supported via the current standard protocols. Hell, since normal linux drivers work even usb-ethernet adapters are supported.
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    hellopeach , December 2, 2011 9:51 AM
    STravisWhat's the point of this? How is this better than running Linux? Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you should.

    Can you run Android apps under Linux? Software availability is always the key.
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    ojas , December 2, 2011 10:11 AM
    capportsDoesn't look like anything special to me!

    Ok this is the third post of this guy that i've seen, and they're all the same. Assuming spam and reporting.
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    STravis , December 2, 2011 10:24 AM
    hellopeachCan you run Android apps under Linux? Software availability is always the key.


    Do I WANT to run Android apps? Come on seriously, these apps are designed for tablets/phones (at best). Why the heck would I want to run them on a full computer/laptop; what's their value?
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    kristoffe , December 2, 2011 11:10 AM
    it looks really fun. now we can VM A4.0 and develop without that shitty emulation system that ran 1/10th normal speed to preview a virtual android 'machine'. I read the new android VM from google would run much faster and have gpu acceleration.

    why not. experiment and learn. why go buy a $400 device when you can port it's OS?
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    captaincharisma , December 2, 2011 12:56 PM
    jkflipflop98Incase you missed the memo, Linux sucks for anything outside of a server room.


    yep 20+ years and counting and it still does
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    Anonymous , December 2, 2011 1:43 PM
    Wow, linux sucks for anything outside of a server room, such idiots, go back to using your Iphone
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