ANDROID-X86 Posts on XDA

The Android Generic project aims to bring popular custom ROMs to your PC

Apart from smartphones and tablets, Android is an operating system you can find inside your smart TV, smartwatch, car, and several other devices of all shapes and sizes. When it comes to the world of x86 PCs, however, Google is trying hard to push Chrome OS instead. Thankfully, Android’s open-source nature and versatility allow developers...

Wine, the Windows Compatibility Layer, reaches version 5.0 on Android

The Android app ecosystem has steadily evolved over the years of Android's existence, fuelled by the steady adoption of mobile as the primary computer interaction for most people. A lot of users have gravitated towards a mobile-only lifestyle, and that is because the apps and the app ecosystem on mobile have managed to fulfill their...

Android-x86 project releases Android 9 Pie RC while Bliss OS releases Android 10 alpha build for PCs

Earlier this year in January, the Android-x86 project released the first stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo. For the unaware, Android-x86 is an open-source community project that aims to bring Android to PCs running on the x86 or x86-64 architectures. In the Oreo release, the team added plenty of new features, like the freeform window...

Bliss OS, an Android ROM for your desktop PC, now supports the Vulkan Graphics API

Android is the world's most popular operating system for smartphones, but it does not have any significant presence on desktop. If you have ever wondered how you could run Android on your desktop, Bliss OS presents itself as one of the possible solutions for Android x86. Back in April 2019, Bliss OS based on Android...

Bliss OS based on Android Pie for x86 PCs now comes with the Google Play Store

Although Android dominates the mobile OS industry, Google has never officially dipped its toes into the PC space. Thankfully, Android's open-source nature and versatility let developers get creative and port the OS to many officially unsupported devices. For example, the developers of Bliss ROMs maintain a version of Android Pie for x86 PCs and laptops....

Android-x86’s stable Android 8.1 Oreo image is now available

Back in June, we wrote about the Android-x86 project releasing the first version of Android 8.1 Oreo for PCs. For those that don't know, Android-x86 is a project that aims to get Android working on Intel and AMD x86 PCs. Since that first Android Oreo release in June, they released a second RC build and...

PrimeOS is another Android-x86 fork for older PCs

The Android operating system is quite versatile and while most people may think of it for mobile only, it can actually be installed on a number of different platforms. Bluestacks is probably one of the most popular options to get Android installed on a desktop or laptop, but XDA Junior Member TeamPrimeOS recently released PrimeOS as an alternative...

Early Bliss OS build brings Android Pie to your PC

I own a OnePlus 5 and recently I started using an Android Pie-based ROM on it. The experience of using Pie is a lot more interesting than the experience of using Android Oreo. Two weeks in, I still feel like I'm using a device fresh out of the box. Imagine having the ability to translate...

Android-x86 based on Android 8.1 Oreo now available for your PC

Android x86 is an unofficial attempt at porting Google’s Android OS from Smartphones over to the Personal Computer. Although there are numerous ways to have the Android experience through notebooks and PCs, Android-x86 is free of any form of emulator-spam and/or advertisements creeping into the native experience. The project is completely open-source and has been designed...

Android x86 7.1 R1 Brings Android 7.1 Nougat to Desktop PCs

The Android x86 project aims to port Android to x86-based Windows PCs and Mac computers. It's a full port of Android, instead of being more of an application player like other solutions. The last release of Android x86 brought a stable port of Android 6.0 Marshmallow back in September 2016, letting desktop users experience the...

Wine, the compatibility layer for Windows programs, is now available for Android

Ever wish you could run full-blown Windows applications on your Android device? Now you can...sort of. Wine, a Windows compatibility layer for Unix-like operating systems, has been updated to version 3.0—and can now be installed on Android devices. Wine 3.0 implements a full graphics and audio driver for Android, and can be built as an APK...

Android-x86 Project Releases Stable Version of Android 6.0

If you are someone who runs Android on your laptop or desktop, you may have heard of the Android-x86 project. For those who haven't, the Android-x86 program is an initiative by volunteer developers to port over and run Android onto desktops and laptops running on AMD or Intel processors.After pushing out Android 6.0 Marshmallow in...