Home > Android, Graphics, Hardware, Video > Android 4.3 x86 Test Image Is Now Available For Tablets and Netbooks

Android 4.3 x86 Test Image Is Now Available For Tablets and Netbooks

Android-x86 project has been working on porting Android OS to Intel and AMD Desktop PC and Laptop, and just about a week after Android 4.3 has been released in AOSP, the project’s team has already managed to provide an Android 4.3 x86 test image for desktop and laptop, probably helped by the recent push by Intel to have Android device powered by x86 processor.

Android_4.3-x86

The test build (20130725) is based on Android 4.3 release (Jelly Bean-MR2 branch), and they’ve modified parts of the code to make it work with x86, especially on x86 tablets and netbooks. What’s impressive is that most of features appear to work, and they’ve almost managed to add some additional features.

The key features in this release are

  • Upgrade to the latest kernel 3.10.2 to support more drivers.
  • Upgrade Mesa OpenGL ES library to 9.2-devel branch to support hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets (not included chips with PVR).
  • Support Bluetooth.
  • Support arm translator.

Known issues are that suspend and resume doesn’t work, and there’s no superuser support.

“monstercameron” has loaded the bootable ISO image to USB driver unto his Aspire One 522 netbook (AMD C-50 processor + ATI Radeon HD 6250 GPU), and uploaded a video showing the performance on his hardware, mainly showing some surprisingly smooth 3D games and demos, and benchmarks. For example, it gets over 11,000 in Antutu Benchmark, although SD card tests could not run.

Via Liliputing

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter

  1. August 2nd, 2013 at 16:23 | #1

    really impressive. For sure laptops on Android will rise on the next years

  2. High
    August 4th, 2013 at 14:22 | #2

    Will be a kick in the guts to all distros on distrowatch. Grub boot code anyone?

  1. No trackbacks yet.