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Android-x86 - run Google Android on a netbook PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 06 December 2009 13:24


Although Google Android is an operating system designed to run on smartphones, it's also possible to run it on netbooks. Earlier this year somebody already managed to install it onto an Eee PC 701. This wasn't easy though, but now the Android-x86 project provides an easy way to install it onto your netbook.


The latest version is based on Google Android 1.6 Donut. It's optimized to run smoothly on x86-based netbooks. It supports OpenGL graphics on netbooks with Intel 915 and 945 chipsets (Intel Atom powered netbooks) and it's not restricted to the low screen resolutions found on smartphones.

Android-x86 supports several connections like Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Also auto-mounting of USB drives and flash cards is supported.

If you’re using an Eee PC, the special function keys work out of the box.

You can download the latest Android-x86 here (stable/unstable)