ARM vs X86 – Key differences explained! - - Android supports 3 different processor architectures: ARM, Intel and MIPS. The most popular and ubiquitous of these three is, without a doubt, ARM. Intel is well...

Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored - - For the past few years, Intel has promised that its various low-power Atom-based processors would usher in a wave of low-cost Android and Windows mobile products that...

The Android-x86 4.4-r1 released - - The Android-x86.org is glad to announce the 4.4-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release Android-x86 4.4 (kitkat-x86). A live CD ISO is available in the...

ARM vs X86 – Key differences explained!

Android-x86Android supports 3 different processor architectures: ARM, Intel and MIPS. The most popular and ubiquitous of these three is, without a doubt, ARM. Intel is well known primarily because of its popularity in the desktop and server markets, however on mobile it has had less of an impact. MIPS has a long heritage, and lots of success, for both 32- and 64-bit solutions in a variety of embedded spaces, however it is currently the least popular of the three CPU designs for Android.

After losing Apple's iPad business, Intel has bled $7 billion while heavily subsidizing cheap x86 Atom Android tablets

Android-x86Over the last two years, Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android Atom tablet makers. It now plans to phase out those generous incentives, which will make it more expensive for iPad competitors to dump cheap tablets into the market.

Preparing libGDX to natively support Intel x86 CPUs running Android

Android-x86With Android x86-based Intel® architecture devices increasing in prominence in the marketplace, the libGDX team set out to ensure developers could seamlessly deploy their games and apps with the use of a single cross-platform framework. This case study gives a brief introduction to libGDX and then shows how little effort it takes to port a huge existing code base to x86-based Android devices!

Using Android-X86 as an Emulator in Hyper-V for Windows

Android-x86Everyone knows how S-L-O-W and painful the Android emulator can be when developing. The Intel x86 system images are better, but still a bit slow, so most of us test and debug on actual devices. Still, emulators come in handy. In the past, I came across the Android x86 project and thought it would be a good option, but found the project to not be ready for prime time. With their 4.4 release earlier this month, that has changed.

x86 on Android: A quick look at Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet

Android-x86Remember when people dismissed the iPad as a fad? It's just a big iPod Touch, they said. Who would want one of those? Quite a lot of folks, actually. The iPad touched off a revolution that has grown to truly epic proportions. 207 million tablets shipped last year, according to market research firm Gartner, and that total is expected to grow to 256 million in 2014. The following year, Gartner projects that tablet shipments will hit 321 million units and eclipse PCs for the first time.

How to Install and Run Android 4.4 KitKat alongside Windows ?

Android-x86Have you ever installed Ubuntu, Fedora or any other Linux based operating system alongside windows. At-least Tried? No! No worries here is a step-by-step guide on “How to Install and Run Android 4.4 KitKat alongside Windows ?” and this is way simple than the above operating systems because it is a mobile operating system and doesn’t require any sort of drivers and installations. Just install and run.

Quick ‘How To’ Tutorial About Implementing x86 Support for Android Apps

Android-x86After my participation at the Intel Android CodeFest, I decided to make a tutorial on how to prepare Planet Conqueror to run on Intel based Android devices. The game uses the libGDX developer framework. I think it’s a good idea to write this article so that other developers using the same framework can successfully provide their apps with x86-architecture support and hopefully avoid any pitfalls while doing it.

Tips and Tricks to Optimize Android Apps on x86

Android-x86Intel has a vested interest in helping developers provide Android applications that run well (or even best) on Intel architecture. While Intel is working at the community level - optimizing Dalvik Java, V8 engine, and Bionic C; contributing to the code base; and providing releases with both 32 bit and 64-bit Kernels for IA; they are also creating new tools to help Android developers.


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