Android (x86) is a project which aims to port Android system to Intel x86 processors to let users install it easily on any computer, the way they do this is by taking android source code, patching it to work on Intel x86 processors and some laptops and tablets.
After my participation at the Intel Android CodeFest, I decided to make a tutorial on how to prepare Planet Conqueror to run on Intel based Android devices. The game uses the libGDX developer framework. I think it’s a good idea to write this article so that other developers using the same framework can successfully provide their apps with x86-architecture support and hopefully avoid any pitfalls while doing it.
Intel has a vested interest in helping developers provide Android applications that run well (or even best) on Intel architecture. While Intel is working at the community level - optimizing Dalvik Java, V8 engine, and Bionic C; contributing to the code base; and providing releases with both 32 bit and 64-bit Kernels for IA; they are also creating new tools to help Android developers.
Corona is a popular framework that can be used to rapidly develop cross platform mobile apps. Apps are developed using the Corona SDK which is based on the Lua scripting language. Corona has a vibrant community of developers creating apps which has led to many great tutorials about using Corona available already.
A “Console OS” Kickstarter project is building an Android 4.4 fork for Intel CPUs on everything from PCs to tablets, complete with a dual-boot option. Intel is hoping to spur a new wave of dual-boot Android/Windows 2-and-1s and tablets with its Atom Z3000 and upcoming, newly announced Core M processors. So far, however, Android has yet to make much of dent in the PC market, either as a standalone or dual-boot OS.
Toshiba tipped a $110 Android tablet using a quad-core Intel Atom, while Intel revealed plans to license Rockchip to make its own low-cost Atom-based SoCs.
Android-x86, a port of the famous Android operating system for the x86 platform, has reached version 4.4 RC2 and comes with numerous features.
The Android-x86.org is happy to announce the 4.4-RC2 release to public. This is the second candidate of Android-x86 4.4 stable release. A live CD ISO is available in the following site:
Adobe Air is loved by some developers, but many users hate it. While the runtime works well for many developers and allows easy porting of apps, many people dislike having to install it just to make a handful of apps run. Plus, many simply don't like Adobe as a company.
One of Java's greatest advantages is that its design allows for cross-platform capability. This feature, however, is also a bug with regard to other aspects of programming. It is constrained in its interaction with the local machine, and thus the local machine instructions cannot be utilized to achieve the full performance potential of the machine.
Most Android devices run on some variant of ARM architecture, but Intel’s recent efforts have been focusing on the Android on Intel project, which aims to change all that.
Android-x86 is a project that ports Android OS to x86 platforms. It allows we to run Android right on our PC, instead of working exclusively on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices. This is the first Android 4.4 KitKat release candidate for PC. It is based on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat-MR1 release). The key features contain:
When we talk about Android, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? I bet 99% of the people will answer smartphones or tablets (unless there’s an app that you’re crazy about and that’s what you prefer). However, Android, being the open source platform that it is, offers much more flexibility in terms of the hardware that it can run on, and so there’s Android out there that can run just fine on x86 computer architecture as well. Yup – full-blown Android running natively, not the likes of BlueStacks! In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to get that.
As you are undoubtedly aware, the vast majority of Android devices run on some variant of the ARM architecture. Despite this, Intel has been hard at work on the Android on Intel project. Intel’s efforts have resulted in the release of Android 4.4.2, which can be installed now on the Dell XPS12 and Intel NUC.
Android 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.