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Last Update: 2019-06-30 00:37 UTC

Android-x86 is an unofficial initiative to port Google's Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors, rather than RISC-based ARM chips. The project began as a series of patches to the Android source code to enable Android to run on various netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs, particularly the ASUS Eee PC.

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Average visitor rating: 7.17/10 from 35 review(s).

Android-x86 Summary
Distribution Android-x86
Home Page http://www.android-x86.org/
Mailing Lists http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.android-x86.org/documents
Screenshots http://www.android-x86.org/screenshotDistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.android-x86.org/download
Bug Tracker http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/issues/list
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 7.x: DistroWatch
6.x: DistroWatch
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2.x: Land of Droid
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2017-04-25: Distribution Release: Android-x86 6.0-r3
 • 2016-09-17: Distribution Release: Android-x86 6.0-r1
 • 2016-06-09: Development Release: Android-x86 6.0 RC1
 • 2016-02-06: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r5
 • 2016-01-23: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r4
 • 2015-10-07: Development Release: Android-x86 5.1 RC1
 • 2015-07-18: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r3
 • 2015-01-01: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4-r2
 • 2014-08-09: Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4
 • 2014-05-21: Development Release: Android-x86 4.4 RC2
 • 2014-02-15: Development Release: Android-x86 4.4 RC1
 • More Android-x86 releases...

 •2016-05-26 Oracle vs Google case concludes
 • More Android-x86 headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 8.1-r2 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
Release Date 2019-06-13 2018-03-08 2017-04-24 2016-01-23
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 600-900 600-900 300-500  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Android Android Android Android
Package Management -- -- -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software other other other other
Journaled File Systems        
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List        
Package 8.1-r2 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
abiword (3.0.2)        
alsa-lib (1.1.9)        
ati-driver (18.30)        
bash (5.0)        
bind (9.15.4)        
chromium (77.0.3865.90)        
cups (2.3.0)        
dhcp (4.4.1)        
e2fsprogs (1.45.3)        
firefox (69.0.1)        
freetype (2.10.1)        
gcc (9.2.0)        
gimp (2.10.12)        
glibc (2.30)        
gnome-shell (3.34.0)        
gnucash (3.7)        
gnumeric (1.12.45)        
grub (2.04)   2.02    
gtk (3.24.11)        
httpd (2.4.41)        
inkscape (0.92.4)        
k3b (19.08.1)        
kmod (26)        
krita (4.2.6)        
libreoffice (6.3.1)        
linux (5.3) 4.19.50 4.9.90 4.4.62 4.0.9
Package 8.1-r2 7.1-r1 6.0-r3 4.4-r4
lxpanel (0.10.0)        
mariadb (10.4.8)        
mate-desktop (1.22.2)        
mesa (19.1.7) 18.3.6   17.04  
mysql (8.0.17)        
nautilus (3.34.0)        
NVIDIA (435.21)        
openbox (3.6.1)        
openjdk (13)        
openssh (8.0p1) 7.5p1   6.8p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1d)       1.0.1e
perl (5.30.0)        
php (7.3.9)        
plasma-desktop (5.16.5)        
postfix (3.4.6)        
postgresql (11.5)        
Python (3.7.4)        
qt (5.13.1)        
samba (4.11.0)        
systemd (243)        
thunderbird (68.1.0)        
vim (8.1)        
vlc (3.0.8)        
xfdesktop (4.14.1)        
xorg-server (1.20.5)        

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Version: 6.0-r3
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-07-23
Votes: 3

I tried to use it with a live pendrive usb but it never boot

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Version: 8.1-r1
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-06-20
Votes: 0

This is the flakiest system i've ever tried. NOT worth two cents!

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Version: 8.1-r1
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-06-13
Votes: 1

Runs good except for a few apps that crashed. I have an HP Elitebook 2760p so i didn't expect it to work. The trackpad seems a lil too sensitive, no touchscreen and no fingerprint reader but I figured that those would not be supported. Overall i love it, i find myself using it just as much as Windows 10

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