If you want to install the Android open-source solution on x86 machines or x64 computers, you may wish to install Android-x86, which currently base on Android Oreo 8.1. Although many projects are running Android on PCs, most of them are closed, and related promotion apps will be implanted. Android-x86 may not be fast in updating but promises to provide a clean, safe, and open Android version.
Recently, the Android-x86 team released the latest candidate public version based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Although it is not yet the final release version, it is already very close to the official version. This candidate version brings many new features of Android Oreo, including smoother background management, smarter notifications, smart text selection, and more.
Also, the project has also added its features. Android-x86 supports booting and installation from the UEFI system. Also, it also supports a wide range of hardware, including multi-touch screens, audio, WiFi, Bluetooth, cameras, and more. It helps a free windowing mode, meaning that you can use the app like a regular window on the desktop, and the taskbar uses a navigation bar experience that desktop users are very familiar.
The 8.1-r5 is mainly a security updates of 8.1-r4 with some bugfixes. We encourage users of 8.1-r4 or older releases upgrade to this one.
- Update to latest Android 8.1.0 Oreo MR1 release (8.1.0_r76).
- Update to LTS kernel 4.19.122.
- Fix sdcardfs permissions issue.
- Enable serial gps.
- Add more devices specific quirks.
- Fix read-write mode support in auto-update.