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Build 20110828

Test build 20110828 for Android-x86 2.3 (Gingerbread-x86).

The Android-x86 project is glad to announce a new test build 20110828 for public testing. This is a release candidate for android-x86 2.3 stable release. Live CD ISOs are available from our sites, as usual

Key Features

The test build is based on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread branch). We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. The key features contain
  • Kernel with KMS enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • OpenGL hardware acceleration for Intel and AMD Radeon chipsets. However, if you have trouble with it, you can disable it by adding HWACCEL=0 to the cmdline.
  • Wifi and Ethernet support. Both are configured from the GUI.
  • A new text based GUI installer which supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems. The installer now supports read-write mode, as well as a tool to create a fake sdcard.
  • Bluetooth support for builtin device and external bluetooth dongle.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted on plugging.
  • Add software mouse cursor. Mouse wheel is also supported.
  • Compressed filesystem (squashfs).

Released Files

We create targets optimized for different x86 platforms. Choose a suitable image for your platform.
  • android-x86-2.3-RC1-eeepc.iso    for ASUS Eee PC family

    sha1sum: 086ad23a85fae7b0554066be9f8bbe2e873c736e

  • android-x86-2.3-RC1-asus_laptop.iso    for some ASUS Laptops/Tablets

    sha1sum: 8d7b17a01c6cc0d72a44050672a437ea50df7dba

  • android-x86-2.3-RC1-tegav2.iso    for Tegav2 / Viewpad 10

    sha1sum: 19db7f53025248535cc2460d5dc1e350be99e156

  • android-x86-2.3-RC1-tx2500.iso    for HP Pavilion tx2500

    sha1sum: f228c2b63b48fdc14c5568c3651a05d9dfcfbde0

Known issues

  • Camera doesn't work.
  • Suspend and resume doesn't work on some targets.

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server,

    $ repo init -u git:// -b gingerbread-x86
    $ repo sync

as well as the SourceForge mirror:

    $ repo init -u git:// -b gingerbread-x86

Read this page for how to compile the source code.