Developer - Android-x86 Project Developers

Platform    - Desktop

OS Family - Linux, Android

Android-x86 is an free and open source Android operating system based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project), which aims to enable Android to run on x86 CPU architecture devices, such as PCs and netbooks powered by Intel or AMD processors.

The project, formerly known as "Patch Hosting for Android x86 Support", was started in 2009 by Chih-Wei Huang and Yi Su to host different patches for Android x86 support from the open source community. After a few months they came to know that we could do a lot more than just hosting patches. So they decide to build our code base to provide support on various x86 platforms. Except for the AOSP codebase, the team developed a lot of components from scratch and derived from other open source projects to build the entire Android-X86 codebase, such as kernel, installer, Drm_gralloc and gbm_gralloc, Mesa, SwiftShader, audio, camera, GPS, Lights, sensors etc.

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Version History

() contain year of release.

  • 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie (2019)
  • 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo (2018)
  • 7.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat (2017)
  • 6.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (2016)
  • 5.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop (2015)
  • 4.4 based on Android 4.4 KitKat (2014)
  • 4.0 based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (2014)
  • 3.2 based on Android 4.0 Honeycomb (2011)
  • 2.2 based on Android 4.0 Froyo (2011)
  • 1.6 based on Android 1.6 Donut (2009)

Note - LineageOS / CyanogenMod based releases not included in the above list.

Facts about Android-x86

  • The Android X86 project was started to host various patches for Android x86 support from the open source community.
  • Like other Linux distros, Android X86 can be run on live mode without the need for installation.
  • Android-x86 helps to run the latest Android version on PC.
  • Except for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) codebase, there are components that are developed from scratch to create entire Android-X86 codebase.

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