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Android-x86 4.4 RC2 Released

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Published on 21 May 2014 07:56 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Google
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The 4.4 "KitKat" release of Android for x86 platforms is nearly ready for the public!

Android-x86 4.4 RC2 has been released that's based off of the upstream Android 4.4.2 KitKat-MR1 release that's obviously mostly centered around ARM. Android-x86 continues be largely developed for netbooks/tablets and has the backing of Intel.

Changes in this latest Android-x86 4.4 test release include updating against the stable Linux 3.10.40 kernel, support to automatically mount NTFS/exFAT/EXT4 external storage devices, improved sensors support, the launcher and file manager have been brought over from CyanogenMod, a new Realtek WiFi driver (rtl8723au), and there's improved suspend-and-resume support.

More details on this latest, near-final Android-x86 4.4 release can be found via Android-x86.org.

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