There are tons of choices to choose from when looking for a great alarm app for Android. While the stock Clock app for AOSP does the job, it may lack some of the more advanced features from competitors. Let us know what your favorite alarm clock app is for Android and why.
More Magic from the Android-x86 Project–ICS Ported to the Asus X101 Netbook
The Android-x86 Project has done a lot of impressive work porting the Android OS to devices with x86 processors. When the project started a lot of users downloaded their semi-functional Android 1.6 ‘Donut’ image and installed it, myself included. The build was intriguing to say the least, and was rather simple to install. The Project saw a lot of updates over the following months and the build became more and more functional. Now, the wizards from the Android-x86 Project have done it again with a magical build of Ice Cream Sandwich, fresh and ready to install on your x86 device.
ICS is a more versatile OS than Donut was and it lends itself to use on a netbook much better than its predecessors. The build was first spotted running on an Asus X101 netbook in a how-to video at Asus Campus Life. According to the release notes, the ICS build (Android version 4.0.3) supports multi-touch, sound, WiFi, Bluetooth, built-in cameras, G-sensors and even OpenGL hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets.
If you’d like to give it a try on your netbook, laptop or other x86 device, head over to the Android-x86 Project Release Note page and download an image of the latest build. It can be installed via USB or CD as a multi-boot OS option, so be sure to make a backup of your device before installation.
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