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...

Intel INDE 2015: support of Android OS 5.0 ("Lollipop")

Android-x86Google* has recently released "Lollipop", Version 5.0 of the Android* OS (others may know this OS by its original name, "L-dessert"). Besides significant new features, Lollipop is the first 64-bit capable Android* OS. Intel understands the importance of this major Android* OS release to our customers, and is making support of this OS a top priority.

Unity Software for Android on Intel Architecture

Android-x86Unity* software is a multi-platform, powerful rendering engine fully integrated with a complete set of tools and rapid workflows to create interactive 3D and 2D content. Unity is now far and away the world’s most popular mobile game development middleware. One of the best features of the Unity engine on mobile platforms is its ability to drastically cut development times, allowing developers to better compete in the rapidly expanding mobile marketplace.

Native x86 Support on Unity Gaming Boosts Performance for JumpStart’s School of Dragons

Android-x86The partnership between Unity* and Intel® is paying rewards for mobile device gamers via Android* x86 optimization. Gaming companies, like Jumpstart*, want to release their software on as many platforms as easily as possible, while achieving better performance. Unity’s 4.6 release that provides native x86 support, is making these goals a reality.

How to Develop and Evaluate 64-bit Android Apps on Intel x86 Platforms

Android-x86Nowadays more and more mobile devices are powered by 64-bit architecture, and using 64-bit Android* is a great way to gain access to that market. This article will introduce Android on Intel® 64-bit architecture and discuss its unique compatibilities, including technical details and performance gains for Android on Intel® Atom™ processor-based platforms.

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.

Preparing libGDX to natively support Intel x86 CPUs running Android

Android-x86With Android x86-based Intel® architecture devices increasing in prominence in the marketplace, the libGDX team set out to ensure developers could seamlessly deploy their games and apps with the use of a single cross-platform framework. This case study gives a brief introduction to libGDX and then shows how little effort it takes to port a huge existing code base to x86-based Android devices!

Android-x86 4.4 review – technically a distro?

Android-x86We’ve been keeping an eye on the development of Android-x86 for a little while now, with the release of 4.4 seemingly imminent for some months now. In the past we’ve managed to use dodgy hacks of Android on proper computers or an emulated version via the ADK, but this promises to be one of the first complete ports of the mobile operating system to x86.

Using Android-X86 as an Emulator in Hyper-V for Windows

Android-x86Everyone knows how S-L-O-W and painful the Android emulator can be when developing. The Intel x86 system images are better, but still a bit slow, so most of us test and debug on actual devices. Still, emulators come in handy. In the past, I came across the Android x86 project and thought it would be a good option, but found the project to not be ready for prime time. With their 4.4 release earlier this month, that has changed.