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ReleaseNote 4.0-RC1

Android-x86 4.0-RC1 (Ics-x86).

The Android-x86 project is glad to announce 4.0-RC1 release to public. This is a release candidate for Android-x86 4.0 stable release. Live CD ISOs are available from our sites, as usual

Key Features

The 4.0-RC1 release is based on the Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich branch). We have fixed and added x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. The key features contain
  • Kernel 3.0.8 with KMS enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • OpenGL hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets. You may disable it by adding HWACCEL=0 to the cmdline if you have trouble to enable hardware acceleration.
  • Support Multi-touch, Wifi, Audio, Bluetooth, G-sensor and Camera.
  • Enable v8 javascript engine, ~ 10x faster than old jsc engine. (tested by V8 Benchmark Suite)
  • Enable chrome http stack to suppoer media streaming.
  • Simulate sdcard by internal storage.
  • Experimental support of Renderscript.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted to /mnt/USB on plugging.
  • Support hybrid mode of iso images.
  • A text based GUI installer which supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems.
  • Compressed filesystem (squashfs).
We create targets optimized for different x86 platforms. Choose a suitable image for your platform.
  • android-x86-4.0-RC1-amd_brazos.iso    for AMD Brazos platform, like MSI 110W.

    sha1sum: 0afc3528472d8acfdf27c32fcb3a02e33b6d3466

  • android-x86-4.0-RC1-eeepc.iso    for ASUS Eee PC family

    sha1sum: ccf56cbc277244b571c17bb0939ab116cf0ddce1

  • android-x86-4.0-RC1-asus_laptop.iso    for some ASUS Laptops/Tablets

    sha1sum: 0d2d52b3ca179248e01f4a02f744a317476ca009

  • android-x86-4.0-RC1-tegav2.iso    for Tegav2 / Viewpad 10

    sha1sum: 58c28b7cfb73a5dc651c5510aabd75b6cd8ad2f9

  • android-x86-4.0-RC1-s103t.iso    for Lenovo S10-3t tablet

    sha1sum: 39c3ec35adc8ca00ed17ef1a48907443899dd68f

The iso files are hybrid format. That means you can dump the iso into a usb drive and get a bootable usb stick, like

$ dd if=android-x86-4.0-xxx.iso of=/dev/sdX

where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.

Known issues

  • Suspend and resume doesn't work on some targets.
  • No Ethernet support.

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server,

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

as well as the SourceForge mirror:

    $ repo init -u git:// -b ics-x86

Read this page for how to compile the source code.