Android-x86 review

  • Android Marshmallow on PC Falls Flat

    Android-x86The Android-x86 Project eventually may become a viable operating system alternative for your desktop and laptops computers, but it's not there yet. You will have to wait a while for the developers to fix a number of failures with the latest release upgrading Android-x86 to Marshmallow 6.0.1.

  • Android-x86 4.4 R4 Is the Last Based on KitKat, Supports EFI Boot

    Android-x86Android-x86, a port of the Android operating system for the x86 platform that allows users to experience a mobile OS as a desktop experience, has been updated to version 4.4-r4 and is now ready for testing.

  • Remix Mini by Jide Review – $70 of Android Desktop Experience

    Android-x86Something has either gone horribly wrong or gloriously right when your PC costs less than your mouse. We're going to say gloriously right - The Remix Mini is the latest hardware option from Jide, the company that recently burst into the headlines when they released their own free build of android (Remix OS) featuring multi-window and the ability to be installed on most AMD or Intel devices.

  • Phoenix OS is (another) Android-as-a-desktop

    Android-x86Google Android may have been developed as a smartphone operating system (and later ported to tablets, TVs, watches, and other platforms), but over the past few years we’ve seen a number of attempts to turn it into a desktop operating system.

  • New Android-x86 Release Peppered With Problems

    Android-x86The latest Android-x86 Project release takes us one step closer to using the Android OS on a desktop or laptop computer. However, the project suffers from stability and reliability issues.

  • Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored

    Android-x86For 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 could compete with ARM-based solutions from its major competitors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Android-x86 4.4 review – first Release Candidate

    Android-x86Android-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.

  • Android x86 4.2.2 Dell Mini 9 Review

    Android-x86Review of the latest build of android x86 on the Dell Mini 9!


  • Hands-on with the, an Android-powered game system with the heart of a desktop PC

    Android-x86Pry open any Android-powered game console on the market today, and you'll likely find a mobile processor -- an ARM-based chip originally designed for tablets, smartphones and maybe the odd specialty device. It seems to make sense -- after all, isn't Android a mobile OS? Christopher Price, CEO of Mobile Media Ventures, doesn't seem to think so.

  • Lenovo K900 is the first Intel Clover Trail+ phone, boasts 5.5-inch 1080p screen and 13MP cam (hands-on)

    Android-x86Much like how Lenovo's K800 was unveiled as the first Intel Medfield phone last CES, this year the manufacturer pulled another first with the K900, powered by Intel's recently-announced Clover Trail+ platform (likely an Atom Z2580 clocked at 2GHz).

  • RAZR i, believe: does Intel's first real smartphone measure up?

    Android-x86Whether you think it's a post-PC or a PC-plus era, Intel's motivation for scaling down its processors for use in smaller devices is clear. The past few years have seen the mobile and tablet market grow and grow, and Intel has been very slow to react. Finally, after countless failures, Intel proved that it could power a smartphone earlier this year with the release of the Orange San Diego.

  • Motorola RAZR i review: how does the Droid RAZR M fare with a 2GHz Intel processor inside?

    Android-x86If you're getting a serious dose of déjà vu, we're right there with you. The RAZR i is a version of Motorola's Droid RAZR M that's headed to Europe and South America with a few differences. For the most part, though, it's cut from the same Kevlar cloth: you get a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with qHD (960 x 540) resolution, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2,000mAh battery and 5GB of built-in storage -- with a microSD slot for expansion.

  • Motorola RAZR i handset runs Android with an Intel processor (hands-on video)

    Android-x86Today in London, Motorola is announcing the first fruit of its multi-year, multi-device partnership with Intel — a revamped Droid RAZR M called the RAZR i. While the two phones look almost identical externally, inside the new device houses a new Intel Atom processor.

  • San Diego: Intel's Smartphone Play Hits The West

    Android-x86The Orange San Diego may seem like a low-key launch product for the first phone in western markets powered by an Intel processor, but Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, is looking to make an impact: the phone will be promoted by a multi million-dollar ad campaign, the first they have ever lavished on a carrier-branded model. Orange wants to climb high above the bottom rung of cost and quality traditional for carrier-branded phones. But what is Intel's angle?

  • Orange San Diego review: Intel comes to smartphones - Android meets x86

    Android-x86For many years, Intel has been promising that it would revolutionize mobile computing. At CES 2010, it showcased a new Atom processor, Moorestown, and even went so far as to announce a device, the LG GW990, which was set to ship in the second half of 2010. Amidst rumors of poor power consumption, the GW990 was canceled, and not a single Moorestown device ever made it to market.

  • Orange San Diego review: Intel does phones, finally

    Android-x86The first generation of Intel-powered Android phones has arrived, and while the chip maker doesn't appear to be claiming that its initial efforts are world-beaters, we've been promised a chipset that prioritizes what people want most: capable web browsing, strong camera performance and robust battery life.

  • Orange San Diego first 24hrs

    Android-x86I went out and got a Orange San Diego yesterday so that I could be one of the first to own a Intel powered mobile phone; on attending the press event the other week I was pretty taken with the handset and had made my mind up pretty soon after picking up the demo handset