Android-x86 4.0 review - Not impressed
Posted on: 03/25/2012 11:57 AM

Dedoimedo posted a review on Android-x86 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android-x86 4.0 review - Not impressed


Dedoimedo's first encounter with Android, on a normal computing device, no less! So here's a spanking new review of Android-x86 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich release candidate, a port of Android open-source project for x86 architecture, including live session, look & feel, connectivity - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, Web camera, multimedia - Flash, MP3 playback, browsing experience, apps, shop, command line, sharing files using micro-SD card, security, settings, performance, suspend & resume, problems, business model considerations, and more.

A few weeks ago, Android-x86 4.0 RC Ice Cream Sandwich was released. For those of you wondering, Android-x86 is a project that aims to port Android to the IA platform. This is an interesting attempt, but more so because it allows testing the operating system on a device other than a smartphone.

My experience with Android is nil, so it will be interesting to see how I cope. I'm not a great believer in dumbphones, but perhaps the system has its merits regardless of the business case. Anyhow, I tested on my Asus eeePC netbook, which currently runs Ubuntu Lucid remix. Let's see how I fared, and what all the fuss is all about.



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