Android-x86 5.1-RC1 Is Now Out: Mesa OpenGL ES & UEFI Fun
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 6 October 2015 at 07:12 PM EDT. 10 Comments
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While upstream Android 6.0 is available as "Marshmallow", in the Android-x86 world they just reached their 5.1-RC1 milestone which is also their first release candidate to date based on Android Lollipop.

Android-x86 5.1-rc1 was released today with 64-bit kernel/user-space support while continuing to support 32-bit netbooks/tablets too, is based on the Linux 4.0.9 kernel, now enables OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for Intel / R600/RadeonSI / Nouveau on Mesa, supports booting from UEFI, can install to a number of different file-systems, supports multi-touch, support for foriegn architectures, and various other changes.

Overall, Android-x86 5.1 is shaping up to be a big update for users of this unofficial Android flavor for x86/x86_64 hardware. More details over at Android-x86.org.
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