The cm-x86-13.0-rc1 is released - - The Android-x86 project is glad to announce cm-x86-13.0-rc1, the first release candidate of CyanogenMod 13.0 porting for Android-x86. The prebuilt images are...

The Android-x86 6.0-r1 released - - The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the 6.0-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86). The prebuilt images...

The Android-x86 6.0-rc1 released - - The Android-x86 project is glad to announce 6.0-rc1 release to public. This is the first release candidate for Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86) stable release. The...

Android-x86x86 support has been part of Android since 2011 and nowadays, as flagship products like the Dell Venue* 8 7840, Nokia* n1, Google Nexus* Player, and more than 200 other devices are based on Intel® architecture, it’s becoming more than important for middleware software providers to support x86 devices.


When choosing third-party middleware, companies look carefully at what CPU-architectures are supported, as the choice will have a direct impact on the compatibility of the final application, potentially making or breaking the deal.

In many cases supporting x86 is necessary. But note that it only makes sense for middleware that actually uses architecture-specific binaries (usually .so files packaged into the final APKs). It’s possible to check for the presence of .so files in an APK using a Zip archive viewer, aapt dump badging command, or Native Libs Monitor:

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