CHIPMAKER 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).
If you've used the Android SDK, you've probably noticed that Intel Atom x86 system images for the emulator have been available for a while now. You might have been frustrated with the fact that the system image didn't include access to any of the Google APIs.
Google’s confectionery legacy of Android operating systems has enough digital sugar to make you nauseous. It all started in 2009 with Android 1.5 Cupcake and now five years later, Google ‘s infatuation with sweets lives on through KitKat. KitKat is a great OS but you need the physical tablet or smartphone before you can actually play with it.
Android-x86 4.4 RC1 review is a review of the latest development release of Android-x86, a port of Android designed to run on computers powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors, including netbooks and laptops and all-in-ones.
The 4.4-RC1 release is based on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat-MR1 release). We have fixed and added x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. The key features contain
Android on x86: an Introduction to Optimizing for Intel® Architecture serves two main purposes. First, it makes the case for adapting your applications onto Intel’s x86 architecture, including discussions of the business potential, the changing landscape of the Android marketplace, and the unique challenges and opportunities that arise from x86 devices.
Wish you could see what Android’s all about or to test a particular feature without having to shell out for yet another device? There are plenty of good, free ways to emulate Android on the PCs you already own!
January 31, 2014, 1:18 PM — Wish you could run Android or its apps on your Windows PC? I've got three ways you can do it, one to run Android apps inside Windows, and two to install the entire Android operating system on your Windows PC.
The standard API for 3D graphics on Android is OpenGL ES, which is the most widely used 3D graphics API on all mobile devices today. Android uses OpenGL ES to accelerate both 2D and 3D graphics. In early releases of Android, OpenGL ES acceleration was somewhat optional, but as Android has evolved and screen sizes have grown, accelerated OpenGL ES has become an essential part of the Android graphics system.
Intel x86 or x64 processors have traditionally been found in laptops and desktops, while ARM processors have been found in lower-power embedded devices, smartphones, and tablets. But you can now buy laptops with ARM chips and smartphones with Intel chips.
Intel is now interested in pushing “Dual OS” PCs — devices with both Windows 8 and Android on them. But you don’t have to buy a new PC to do this — you can run Android apps and even the Android operating system on your current PC.
Intel has completed work on a 64-bit version of Android OS for x86 smartphones, and the software will be ready to load on handsets with its upcoming Atom 64-bit chip code-named Merrifield. Intel has been making code contributions to the 64-bit version of Android 4.4 code-named KitKat. Intel has completed the kernel work, which will ensure the OS is compatible with smartphones, said an Intel spokeswoman at the International CES expo in Las Vegas.
Windows 8 tablets are becoming more widely used, but the operating system – at least in its Modern mode – is light on the ground with particular apps. One way around this is to install Android on your tablet.
Our friends over at AppThwack run a pretty neat service. You can upload your Android or web app to their virtual device lab, and they'll install it on actual devices, run some tests, and send you the results. You can also script your own tests if you want.
ASTRO File Manager with Cloud is yet another popular Android application that has received an update recently, now available for download as version 4.4.564.