The Android-x86-based Remix OS has just entered Beta, and a new version of this new Linux distribution has been made available.
Remix OS is a desktop-style operating system built around Google Android. It lets you run virtually any Android app or game, but it provides a desktop, taskbar, and window manager that makes Google’s mobile operating system feel more like Windows and other desktop operating systems.
It was not long ago that we discussed both Android tablets and the Pixel C, where we explored the shifts in hardware and software that the big-screen Android devices have been going through in accordance to the tablet market as a whole.
Jide Technology, the makers of Remix OS, have just announced that the first Beta version of their operating system will be released on March 1, and it's packing a ton of new features.
During CES 2016 in Las Vegas in January, Intel announced the Intel RealSense Smartphone Developer Kit (SDK), an Android device with embedded Intel® RealSense™ Camera ZR300 and supports Google* Project Tango* developer ecosystem. Currently the developer kit is open for reservation.
The leader of the Android-x86 project has just announced that he has entered a partnership with Jide Technology, the creators of the already famous Remix OS.
In 2009, I started the Android-x86 Open Source Project as a passion project. I am a computer engineer, a software developer and this is what gets me up in the morning. However over time, I began to see that this project had much greater potential than I had first thought. We had laid the foundation to spread the use of Android to as many of the common x86 platforms in the world as possible.
Jide has come a long way from an unknown Chinese startup to perhaps the champion of bringing Android to more than just smartphones and tablets. To be specific, to PC-like hardware at first and now, to actual PCs themselves. Jide released the alpha version of Remix OS for PCs last month, completely for free.
After informing us of the availability of a new build for its popular AndEX Live CD distribution, Arne Exton today announced the release of a new build of its custom Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD.
Softpedia received earlier an email from Arne Exton where he informs us that a new build of his AndEX Live CD is available for free for those who already purchased it to update.
Intel® Tamper Protection Toolkit, which is currently in beta, is a product focusing on runtime code integrity verification and preventing observation and reverse-engineering for binaries running on Intel® architecture devices. The objective of this tool is to protect valuable assets such as intellectual property, crypto keys, and account credentials in the source code.
We reported two weeks ago that the Android-x86 4.4-r4 might just be the last in the Android 4.4 KitKat-based series of the Linux distribution, but it looks like the developers have decided to make one more maintenance release.
Version: Android-x86 4.4-r5
Size: 441 MB
The Android-x86.org is glad to release the 4.4-r5 to the public. The prebuilt image is available in the following sites:
Softpedia has been informed today, February 2, 2016, by Linux developer Arne Exton about the availability of the January 2016 build of his commercial AndEX Live CD Android-x86-based operating system.