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    Default Android 4.0 For x86 Is Now Available

    Phoronix: Android 4.0 For x86 Is Now Available

    Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" is now available for x86 platforms...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAyMTU

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    I would be cool if we could do some Android development with that. The ARM virtual machine that comes with the Android SDK is very slow

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    Can i use this Release an every x86 cpu or its bound again to specific hardware? The latest generic version in an 2.2 Build and its deprecated.

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    Also where can drivers be found for ethernet, camera and audio? Sounds I'd want to use this on my Thinkpad T42 just for fun, and is there access to the Android Market?

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    It'd be nice if someone ported a "desktop" application that ran X or Wayland with keyboard and mouse suppport. Kinda like how Windows 8 has a desktop application.

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    On generic hardware i get an kernel Panic ....

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    In Virtualbox and in qemu with kvm on my i5 480M it simply doesn't boot and simply produces more and more dots........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nille View Post
    Can i use this Release an every x86 cpu or its bound again to specific hardware? The latest generic version in an 2.2 Build and its deprecated.
    AFAIK all of the AMD testing has been on Brazos but it uses generic drivers so *may* work on other AMD systems. I would expect a pile of bugs on other HW but don't know if the nature of the bugs would be "die horribly" or just nits.

    The image probably only has the r600 driver (6xx-NI) though, not r300 (3xx-5xx).

    Don't think the Ethernet issues are "missing drivers" as much as "the drivers aren't wired into Android correctly yet" but that is just my impression from hanging around the edges of discussions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepDayze View Post
    Also where can drivers be found for ethernet, camera and audio? Sounds I'd want to use this on my Thinkpad T42 just for fun, and is there access to the Android Market?
    I don't know about Android Market, but if you are expecting to buy/download applications and run them on x86 there will be some issues. Theoretically if an app is Java only and doesn't use any ARM architecture specific libraries then it will work on x86.

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    This works surprisingly good on my AMD Fusion E-350 notebook!

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