Key FeaturesAndroid-x86 4.4-r1 released
The 4.4-r1 release is based on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat-MR1 release). We have fixed and added x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for tablets and netbooks. The key features contain
Integrate the ffmpeg as the stagefright-plugins to support much more multimedia files. Now we can play HD and full HD videos in apps.
Use the latest longterm stable kernel 3.10.52 with more drivers enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets (PowerVR chips are NOT supported).
Enhance the installer to support upgrade from previous versions (since ics-x86). The text based GUI installer supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems.
KitKat style lanucher (Trebuchet).
Support Multi-touch, Wifi, Audio, Bluetooth, G-sensor and Camera.
Support Huawei 3G modem.
Simulate sdcard by internal storage.
External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted to /storage/usbX on plugging. Support filesystem vfat/ntfs/exfat/ext4.
Support hybrid mode of iso images.
Multi-user support (max 8).
Support Ethernet (DHCP only).
Support 5-point touch calibration on some devices.
Support VM like Qemu and VMware.
We tried to create a universal image for most x86 platforms for the kitkat-x86 release. The plan is still in an experimental stage. Please report bugs to the android-x86 forum with detailed specs of your machine and error logs.
The iso file is hybrid format. That means you can dump the iso into a usb drive and get a bootable usb stick, like
$ dd if=android-x86-4.4-r1.iso of=/dev/sdX
where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.
Suspend and resume may not work on some systems.
The installer can't format ext3 filesystem.
The source code is available in the main git server,$ repo init -u http://git.android-x86.org/manifest -b kitkat-x86
$ repo sync
Android-x86.org has announced the 4.4-r1 release based on Android 4.4 KitKat