• How Remix's Android will eat the world

    Android-x86Interview Which platform will the next billion people on the internet use? Is it more likely to be Microsoft’s Windows squeezed onto low-cost mobile hardware, or a mobile OS given some steroids? Three former Google executives are betting it's the latter.

  • Remix OS EULA Asks to Waive Rights to All User Content

    Android-x86Remix OS, a new desktop OS based on Android-x86 landed yesterday, but it comes with a pretty nasty EULA that should definitely be read by its users. Many people don’t bother to read the EULA for a new operating system or application, but that is always a good idea. Unfortunately, the EULA is a huge document and most of the time you need to be a lawyer to get the finer points.

  • Android-x86 Developer Says Console OS Is Stealing the Code, Warns Kickstarter Users of Scam - Update

    Android-x86The project leader of the Android-x86 project is saying that Kickstarter’s Console OS is just a rip-off being sold as new and innovative.

  • Android-x86 Accuses Console OS of Scamming — What Happened

    Android-x86Does forking code come at a Price? - A storm has been brewing in the Android-x86 developer community. The CEO of crowdfunded project ‘Console OS’ has been accused of scamming his Kickstarter backers by failing to deliver on his promises. Thanks to popular threads on social media sites such as reddit, the storm grew into a full-blown drama hurricane.

  • Crowdfunded Console OS Accused Of 'Stealing' Android-x86 Project's Open Source Code

    Android-x86The world of open source collaborative projects can be murky at times, and throwing crowdfunding into the mix doesn't make it any clearer. This odd intersection is the source of much drama in the small but passionate community that wants to see Android become as widespread on the desktop as it is on mobile.

  • The "Console OS" is a scam which makes use of Android-x86 now. Please help to stop it.

    Android-x86Hi all, [CC this to Android-IA list since the guy continues lying on Android-IA list]  Honestly speaking, I really have no time to check what Christopher Price and his crappy Console OS did recently. But I'm getting more and more private requests to ask me to stop him from stealing the Android-x86 effort. So as the project leader of the Android-x86 project,

  • ARM vs X86 – Key differences explained!

    Android-x86Android supports 3 different processor architectures: ARM, Intel and MIPS. The most popular and ubiquitous of these three is, without a doubt, ARM. Intel is well known primarily because of its popularity in the desktop and server markets, however on mobile it has had less of an impact. MIPS has a long heritage, and lots of success, for both 32- and 64-bit solutions in a variety of embedded spaces, however it is currently the least popular of the three CPU designs for Android.

  • After losing Apple's iPad business, Intel has bled $7 billion while heavily subsidizing cheap x86 Atom Android tablets

    Android-x86Over the last two years, Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android Atom tablet makers. It now plans to phase out those generous incentives, which will make it more expensive for iPad competitors to dump cheap tablets into the market.

  • ARM vs. Intel: What It Means for Windows, Chromebook, and Android Software Compatibility

    Android-x86Intel 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.

  • Case Study: Escapist Games works to improve Star Chart’s user experience on Intel platforms with Windows 8 and Android

    Android-x86Escapist Games Limited recently collaborated with Intel to enhance their popular Star Chart application to take advantage of the latest Intel® chipsets and devices. This included tailoring Star Chart for the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor on Ultrabook™ devices and the Intel® Atom™ processor on tablet devices. During development, Escapist Games was able to give valuable feedback to Intel on the efficacy of the sensors and hardware in a real-world software use scenario.

  • Intel looks past Windows, sees Android for Haswell successor

    Android-x86IDG News Service - Intel is now looking to the Android operating system as it breaks away from years of optimizing its top line of Core PC processors, including the recently launched Haswell processors, chiefly for Windows.

  • 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.

  • Those $200 notebooks Intel is promising will probably run Android

    Android-x86Recently Intel CEO Paul Otellini said he sees a future where you can buy an ultrathin notebook featuring an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor for as little as $200. Now CNET has a few more details about Intel’s vision for the future of cheap notebooks, and that vision includes Google Android.

  • Rumor: Will Intel-based Android tablets be cheaper than Windows 8 devices?

    Android-x86A few days ago, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that touchscreen-based products that will use the company's upcoming Bay Trail processor would be sold later this year and that they "are going to be down to as low as $200." Now there's word that those ultra-cheap touchscreen devices may be based not on Microsoft's Windows 8, as most assumed, but with Google's Android OS.

  • Qualcomm Humiliates Intel’s Medfield on Video

    Android-x86In an interesting development, Qualcomm has decided to leave being its noble and non-combative attitude towards Intel or other competitors. The company has just posted a video where they compare a two-year-old SnapDragon S2 to a 2012 Atom Medfield.

  • Qualcomm releases Vellamo 2 for ARM and Intel Android devices

    Android-x86CHIP DESIGNER Qualcomm has updated its Vellamo benchmark suite with greater emphasis on HTML5 and Javascript while bringing out support for Intel's Medfield processors.

  • Qualcomm says building apps for Android on x86 is simple

    Android-x86CHIP DESIGNER Qualcomm said it was a trivial matter to build its Vellamo benchmark code for Android on x86, despite lingering questions over Android app compatibility on x86 processors.

  • x86 is the future of Android not ARM

    Android-x86When you start talking about what's next for Android you have to believe that Google is looking at making a push into making Android people's primary devices. What is holding Android back is that it is still running on hardware that is nowhere near as powerful as people's laptops.

  • Meet the Intel man who's out to beat ARM in smartphones

    Android-x86Mike Bell runs Intel's mobile group and he's convinced that Intel's Atom chips are better for Android than ARM's ubiquitous processors. - It's not often you meet someone in the tech industry for whom the only way is up, but Intel's Michael A. Bell is one of those people. His job is to break Intel into the smartphone market -- and whatever he does, he can't end up reducing its market share.

  • Intel: Android Makes Poor Use Of Dual Core, Such Chips A ‘Detriment’ To Performance

    Android-x86Intel may be leading the pack when it comes to desktop and notebook processors, but the chip vendor still has a ways to go proving itself in the smartphone market. If — and when — the day arrives that Intel can say it's dominating the segment, we'll have to wait and see. Until then, the company is happy to crap on its dual-core competitors, including the likes of Samsung, NVIDIA and Qualcomm.