• Asus ZenPad 8.0 Tablet Announced with 64-Bit Intel Atom CPU, 4GB RAM

    Android-x86Computex 2015 technology trade fair has just kicked off and at least two companies announced lots of products that will be launched on the market throughout the year, Acer and Asus. We have already reported about the newly announced Zenfone Selfie, a camera-oriented version of the Zenfone 2, but Asus also introduced a new lineup of tablets.

  • Building Native Android Apps Using Intel(R) C++ Compiler in Android Studio 1.0.1

    Android-x86The current Android Studio* release is 1.0.1 at the time of this writing. The Intel® C++ Compiler for Android as part of Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel® INDE) is supporting Android Studio 1.0.1 in Intel INDE 2015 Update 1. Since Android Studio 1.0.1 does not support Android NDK, instructions have been provided in this article with steps on how to build a native Android* app using Android NDK r10d and Intel C++ Compiler for Android.

  • Asus MeMO Pad 7 (2014) Review: Android on x86

    Android-x86The small form factor tablet market is very crowded, with pretty much every manufacturer seeking to claim a slice of the pie through Android, Windows 8 and iOS offerings. Budget models are especially abundant, headed by the supremely popular and generally fantastic Google Nexus 7, which retails for around $215 a year on from its release.

  • 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.

  • Asus MeMO Pad ME302C with x86 processor on the way

    Android-x86Asus appears to be testing a new MeMO Pad tablet with an x86 processor. This could be the first member of the company’s budget Android lineup to feature an Intel Atom processor instead of an ARM-based chip.

  • Intel takes on ARM in low-cost Android tablet market

    Android-x86One of the first low-cost Android tablets with an Intel x86 processor was announced at Mobile World Congress, setting the stage for a long battle between the world's largest chip maker and ARM, whose processors go into most tablets today.

  • Report: Asus and Intel eye 7-inch Android x86 tablet

    Android-x86Asus and Intel are reportedly teaming up to bring an entry-level x86 tablet to a lucrative mobile market currently dominated by ARM-powered devices.

  • Asus could be working on a cheap, Intel-powered Android tablet

    Android-x86Asus is making a habit of introducing low-cost Android tablets. Now there's evidence suggesting the company's next model will feature a low-power Intel Atom processor instead of an ARM-based chip.

  • Eee PC runnig Android x86 ICS with touch overlay

    Android-x86I build the 10" touch overlay for my Eee PC, and the OS is dual-boot of Android x86 and windows 8. With touch enabled, the apps can be operated intuitively. My Eee PC become much useful now.

  • Android x86 ICS - A little runthrough

    Android-x86My little demonstration of the Android operating system, or rather the port to x86 computers. They recently added an ARM emulator, which allows the system to run ARM applications, so I decided to have a look.

  • Android x86 EEE-PC Apple Magic Trackpad Multitouch

    Android-x86Apple Magic Trackpad with Android x86 4.0.3 Google Maps on ASUS eeepc 701


  • Android-x86 4.0 review - Not impressed

    Android-x86A few weeks ago, Android-x86 4.0 RC Ice Cream Sandwich was released. For those of you wondering, Android-x86 is a project that aims to port Android to the IA platform. This is an interesting attempt, but more so because it allows testing the operating system on a device other than a smartphone.

  • A Week with Android x86: That new computer smell

    Android-x86As I did with Windows 8, I have decided to wipe my netbook and install Android x86 4.0 RC1. For those of you unaware, Android x86 is a port of Android to PC computers, like laptops. One of the better ports is the Eee PC computer, which I happen to have. So I installed it, and anything I can do this week on Android x86, I will (I'm even typing this post with the Blogger app). In short, I will only use my netbook whenever I can.

  • Android 4.0 on ASUS Eee PC X101 Netbook

    Android-x86Laptops don't normally run anything besides Windows or Linux, but that didn't stop the Android x86 project from living up to its namesake. PC makers may not be all that interested in releasing laptops loaded with the Android operating system, but some people are still very interested in this.

  • How to Install Android ICS on your ASUS Netbook

    Android-x86What if you could install the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on your Netbook? Good news for Eee PC owners, the Android-x86 project has developed an x86 version of the popular operating system specifically designed for ASUS Netbooks. In the video above you can see Android 4.0 demoed on the ultra-portable Eee PC X101Ch that we unboxed here last week.

  • Run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Your PC

    Android-x86Android, at the moment at least, runs primarily on devices with ARM based CPUs. The ARM CPU is a special low-power, high performance chip designed to run in devices rather than in desktop computers. However, like Linux, it isn’t restricted to only running on ARM chips. It can also run on MIPS (another type of  device centric chip) and on Intel x86 chips that are found in PCs.

  • Running Android x86 ICS RC1 on Eee PC 701G and other Netbooks

    Android-x86Here I’ve discussed how to experiment with Android-x86 Ice Cream Sandwich using virtual machines. Two days ago the Android-x86 team has released RC1 of Android x86 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). After a short test drive in Virtualbox two days ago, I took yesterday some time to test the new RC1 on Eee PC 701G and MSI Wind U 100 (live system and also SD card installation).

  • Android-x86 4.0 RC1 Released (Android Ice Cream Sandwich Optimized For Netbooks / Laptops)

    Android-x86Android-x86 is a project that provides Android support for x86, making it easy to install it on netbooks or laptops. You can use it like any other Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device: install applications from the Android Market, add widgets and so on.

  • BootTime: Android 2.3 vs Android 4.0 (android x86) on Netbook Asus Eee Pc 1005HA

    Android-x86BootTime: Android 2.3 vs Android 4.0 (android x86) on Netbook Asus Eee Pc 1005HA - YouTube

  • Android Honeycomb 3.2 running on an ASUS Eee PC

    Android-x86Interested in running Android on your computer? Well, short of buying FXI's Cotton Candy, it seems that an open source project called Android-x86 is currently working on a means to get Android up and running on your laptop or PC. It seems that so far so good, as the developers behind the project have successfully managed to load up Android Honeycomb 3.2 on various netbooks and laptops.