Adobe Air comes to x86 Android - Adobe Air is loved by some developers, but many users hate it. While the runtime works well for many developers and allows easy porting of apps, many people dislike...

Free ebook tackles Android on x86 - Intel and Apress have released a free 380-page ebook called “Android on x86: an Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture.”

Is Google Thwarting Android-x86 Development? - One of the most challenging hurdles to porting Android code to work on x86 PCs and non-smartphone and tablet devices has been a lack of vendor support, including...

Android on x86: Java Native Interface and the Android Native Development Kit

Android-x86One of Java's greatest advantages is that its design allows for cross-platform capability. This feature, however, is also a bug with regard to other aspects of programming. It is constrained in its interaction with the local machine, and thus the local machine instructions cannot be utilized to achieve the full performance potential of the machine.

How To Install Android KitKat On Your PC Natively

Android-x86When we talk about Android, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? I bet 99% of the people will answer smartphones or tablets (unless there’s an app that you’re crazy about and that’s what you prefer). However, Android, being the open source platform that it is, offers much more flexibility in terms of the hardware that it can run on, and so there’s Android out there that can run just fine on x86 computer architecture as well. Yup – full-blown Android running natively, not the likes of BlueStacks! In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to get that.

Android on Intel Updated to 4.4.2, Available Now for the Dell XPS12 and Intel NUC

Android-x86As you are undoubtedly aware, the vast majority of Android devices run on some variant of the ARM architecture. Despite this, Intel has been hard at work on the Android on Intel project. Intel’s efforts have resulted in the release of Android 4.4.2, which can be installed now on the Dell XPS12 and Intel NUC.

Acer Iconia A1-830 -- a budget Android tablet powered by Intel [Review]

Android-x86Android tablets are often hit or miss. There are typically two types -- good quality and poor quality, with very few in between. Android purists will tell you to stick with the Nexus line, but restricting the pool of available tablets defeats the purpose of Android entirely -- choice and diversity. Instead, consumers should keep an open-mind to all manufacturers.


Intel System Studio now with full support for the Android system software developer

Android-x86Intel(R) System Studio now adds full support for the Android* developer to its feature set. Everything from system software debug via JTAG to device driver and shared object build and optimization with the Intel(R) C++ Compiler and the Intel(R) VTune(TM) Amplifier for Systems and Intel(R) Energy Profiler is available as part of one comprhensive development studio.

Is Google Thwarting Android-x86 Development?

Android-x86One of the most challenging hurdles to porting Android code to work on x86 PCs and non-smartphone and tablet devices has been a lack of vendor support, including recognition from Google. In particular, there has been no Board Support Package help for system development. "We need to develop everything ourselves, including the drivers and HALs," noted project maintainer Chih-Wei Huang.

Setup x86 Emulator

Setup x86 Emulator

Android-x86This video focusses on setting up an x86 emulator using Android virtual device manager. Learn how to set up different parameters and configure dependencies to successfully create an x86 emulator.

Android-x86 Just Might Make a Good Linux Desktop Alternative

Android-x86Could it eventually replace a Microsoft Windows, a desktop Linux distribution or the Mac OS X? Maybe! A desktop or laptop running a more polished version of Android-x86 KitKat software easily could cash in on mobile Android's popularity and become an Android distro for PCs, said Nubo Software CTO Ron Munitz. After all, Android is Linux. It's based on the Linux kernel.

[Guide] Android 4.4 KitKat on PC with VirtualBox on Windows 8 and Windows 7 computer

Android-x86If you wish to install latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat on your Windows 8 or 7 PC, here is the simple guide. It is easy with free desktop virtualization software Oracle VirtualBox. There are few methods available with earlier Android versions to install directly on normal PC hardware but these methods are slightly complicated and not recommended for all computer users.

Intel outs an Android SDK x86 system image with Google API support

Android-x86CHIPMAKER Intel has shipped an Android software development kit (SDK) x86 system image with Google API support for devices powered by its Atom mobile chip. Intel Atom x86 system images for the Android SDK emulator have been available to users for a while, but many have been frustrated that the system image didn't include access to any of the Google application programming interfaces (APIs).


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