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    Default Android-x86 4.4 RC2 Released

    Phoronix: Android-x86 4.4 RC2 Released

    The 4.4 "KitKat" release of Android for x86 platforms is nearly ready for the public!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5NTk

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    Unhappy

    It boots never on one of my machines.

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    Tested with virtualbox... runs crappy on my hardware.
    Much more usable when booted natively.
    I still haven't found a good way to use WhatsApp on my linux

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    I don't see the point to use a mobile oriented OS under a desktop machine.

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    Random lockups with my apu a8 5600k, I can-t block the automatic rotation, is a shame Dx

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
    I don't see the point to use a mobile oriented OS under a desktop machine.
    How about because of the following two mutually exclusive reasons;
    1) Its no longer specifically mobile-oriented. What it is, is TOUCH oriented, and TOUCH is not a feature exclusive to mobile hardware.
    ... not that Android doesn't work excellently with a mouse and keyboard.
    2) There is lots of mobile x86 hardware, such as almost 100% of every laptop ever made.

    Android is also an excellent platform for HTPC's (which are anything BUT mobile), including custom x86 HTPC's. Throw a wii-mote and an RF keyboard on a TV-box and you get a pretty good experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandev92 View Post
    Random lockups with my apu a8 5600k, I can-t block the automatic rotation, is a shame Dx
    The single person who does android x86 is apparently too cheap to buy a used AMD box.

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    "has the backing of Intel"

    No it doesn't.
    Intel's android stuff is *ENTIRELY* separate, and in fact, totally INCOMPATIBLE with generic x86 hardware.

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    I don't see the point to use a mobile oriented OS under a desktop machine.
    I see the point to running Android apps alongside regular Linux apps.
    (even if the apps are in a VM)

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    "has the backing of Intel"

    No it doesn't.
    Intel's android stuff is *ENTIRELY* separate, and in fact, totally INCOMPATIBLE with generic x86 hardware.

    Correct that android-x86 does not have the backing of Intel. Incorrect that Intel's android is incompatible with generic x86 hardware. Please refer to https://01.org/android-ia/. Our latest release has Kitkat support on standard Haswell and Baytrail hardware.

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