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Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Ported for x86 Systems

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.

  • Wow nice!
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  • Scoregie
    Omg thats so cool... Ima Dual boot when theres a more stable release
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  • xyster
    coolio
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  • kronos_cornelius
    Can you use an Android phone if you are diabetic ?
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  • I'd hit it.
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  • kronos_corneliusCan you use an Android phone if you are diabetic ?
    No, you'll die.
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  • dapneym
    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
    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
    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
    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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