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Build 20110101

Test build 20110101 for Android-x86 2.2 (Froyo-x86).

The Android-x86 project is glad to announce a new test build 20110101 for public testing. This is a release candidate for android-x86 2.2 stable release. Live CD ISOs are available from our sites, as usual

Key Features

The test build is based on the Android 2.2 (Froyo branch). We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. The key features contain
  • Kernel 2.6.35.7 with KMS enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • Hardware OpenGL acceleration for Intel integrated graphic chipsets. It is turned on by default if the i915 driver is available. However, if you have trouble with it, you can disable it by adding HWACCEL=0 to the cmdline. (by olv from 0xlab)
  • Wifi and Ethernet support. Both are configured from the GUI.
  • Support 3G USB modem with auto-configuration.
  • A new text based GUI installer which supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems. The installer now supports read-write mode, as well as a tool to create a fake sdcard.
  • Bluetooth support for builtin device and external bluetooth dongle.
  • Keyboard layout is configurable. To use it, you have to install Android-x86 to harddisk and reboot after changing the setting.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted on plugging.
  • Add touch features to simulate Home/Menu/Back keys, useful for touchscreen only devices.
  • Add software mouse cursor. Mouse wheel is also supported.
  • Compressed filesystem (squashfs).
  • MirBSD Korn Shell (mksh) is added to replace android's dumb sh.
  • Touchscreen calibration.
  • Battery status percentage.
  • AndAppStore client 1.6.8.

Released Files

We create targets optimized for different x86 platforms. Choose a suitable image for your platform.
  • froyo-generic-20110101.iso    for generic x86 platform

    sha1sum: caa003746bc293daa786f5180061242be846498f

  • froyo-eeepc-20110101.iso    for ASUS Eee PC family

    sha1sum: f34e2b702625785dd160d4c713ca5bcbd5c94c9b

Images for other targets will be available soon.

Known issues

  • Camera doesn't work well
  • Wifi and Ethernet cannot be turned on simultaneously.
  • Suspend and resume doesn't work on some targets.

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server,

    $ repo init -u git://git.android-x86.org/manifest.git -b froyo-x86
    $ repo sync

as well as the SourceForge mirror:

    $ repo init -u git://android-x86.git.sf.net/gitroot/android-x86/manifest.git -b froyo-x86

Read this page for how to compile the source code.

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