This week an Android -x86 developer Chih-Wei Huang happily announced that the Android-x86 6.0 operating system is available for general public to run in their personal computers.
Since the beginning of this year, Android-x86 6.0 has been in work. The project received two Release Candidate builds during its total development cycle. One in the last month and another in june. After collaborating with the Remix OS team, Chih-Wei Huang now has many reasons to improve and update its Android-x86 system for the latest Android releases.
This is the result of the first ever stable version of the project by google based on the Linux kernel and Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile OS. It also includes recent Android Open Source Project security updates also.
Therefore, as you might have guessed already, Android-x86 6.0 is the first stable version of the project to be based on Google’s Linux kernel-based Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile operating system and includes the most recent AOSP (Android Open Source Project) security updates too.
“This is the first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86),” according tho the today’s announcement. “The 6.0-r1 release is based on the the Android Marshmallow-MR2 release (6.0.1_r66) with latest AOSP security updates. We created universal images for most x86 platforms.”
Simply saying, using Android-x86 6.0 you can run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your personal computer, and it looks like both modern UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) and legacy BIOS PCs are supported, as Android-x86 6.0 is distributed as 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) Live ISO images.
Taking a quick look under the hood of Android-x86 6.0, we can’t help but notice that it is using the long-term supported Linux 4.4.20 kernel, an updated graphics stack based on Mesa 12.0.2 3D Graphics Library, support for Samsung’s F2FS file system for SSD drives, better Wi-Fi support after resume and suspend, and initial HDMI audio support.
Additionally, Android-x86 now uses a new, normal mouse pointer ported from Android 7.0 Nougat, instead of the old circle cursor used in previous releases. It is available for download right now via our website, and it is a recommended update for anyone interested in running Android on their personal computers.