Android-x86 4.4-r3 Adds Nouveau Hardware Acceleration
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 18 July 2015 at 08:48 PM EDT. 4 Comments
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While Android 5.0 Lollipop has been available since November of last year, Android-x86 stable is still currently based on 4.4 KitKat. Nevertheless, this independent effort for bettering Android support on Intel/AMD x86 systems is continuing to improve.

Friday's release of Android-x86 4.4-r3 represents their third stable KitKat release. This version that's catered towards netbooks and tablets is now based on the Linux 4.0.8 kernel, features good Intel Bay Trail support, now utilizes BlueZ for Bluetooth connectivity, support for IIO style sensors, updates against Mesa 10.5.9, adds hardware acceleration for Nouveau and VMware's VMWgfx Gallium3D drivers, improves the GPS HAL, and incorporates other bug-fixes and updates from upstream.

Those interested in Android-x86 4.4-r3 can find out more via the release announcement that was published to Android-x86.org.
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