Android-x86 Changelog

New in version 4.4-r1

September 26th, 2014
  • Integrate the ffmpeg as the stagefright-plugins to support much more multimedia files. Now we can play HD and full HD videos in apps.
  • Use the latest longterm stable kernel 3.10.52 with more drivers enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets (PowerVR chips are NOT supported).
  • Enhance the installer to support upgrade from previous versions (since ics-x86). The text based GUI installer supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems.
  • KitKat style lanucher (Trebuchet).
  • Support Multi-touch, Wifi, Audio, Bluetooth, G-sensor and Camera.
  • Support Huawei 3G modem.
  • Simulate sdcard by internal storage.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted to /storage/usbX on plugging. Support filesystem vfat/ntfs/exfat/ext4.
  • Support hybrid mode of iso images.
  • Multi-user support (max 8).
  • Support Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Support 5-point touch calibration on some devices.
  • Support VM like Qemu and VMware.

New in version 4.4 RC2 (May 20th, 2014)

  • Update to stable kernel 3.10.40 with more bugfixes.
  • Automatically mount ntfs/exfat/ext4 in the external storages (usbdisk/sdcard).
  • Enhance the sensors support including Intel sensor-hub and Pegatron Lucid Tablet Accelerometer.
  • Add launcher and file manager from CyanogenMod.
  • Add 5-point touch calibration app from 0xdroid.
  • Improve suspend and resume functions.
  • Add rtl8723au wifi driver.

New in version 4.4 RC1 (February 17th, 2014)

  • Integrate the ffmpeg as the stagefright-plugins to support much more multimedia files. Now we can play HD and full HD videos in apps.
  • Use the latest longterm stable kernel 3.10.30 with more drivers enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets (not include the PowerVR chips).
  • Enhance the installer to support upgrade from previous versions (since ics-x86). The text based GUI installer supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems.
  • KitKat style lanucher (Launcher3).
  • Support Multi-touch, Wifi, Audio, Bluetooth, G-sensor and Camera.
  • Simulate sdcard by internal storage.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted to /storage/usbX on plugging.
  • Support hybrid mode of iso images.
  • Multi-user support (max 8).
  • Support Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Support VM like Qemu and VMware.

New in version 4.0 RC2 (July 18th, 2012)

  • Kernel 3.0.36 with more drivers and bug fixes.
  • Enable Dalvik JIT compiler support.
  • Support some 3G modem.
  • Ready to run arm translator. (You still need to install Intel's libraries from BuilDroid.)
  • Physical keyboard layout selection.
  • Support two cameras.
  • Fake SD card is replaced by internal storage support.