Sunday, March 21, 2010

Android-x86 1.6 r2 is ready

Chiwei has released R2 of Android-x86 1.6

ReleaseNote 1.6-r2
The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the second stable release of 1.6 to the public. The live cd iso and usb image are available at

* http://www.android-x86.org/download
* http://sourceforge.net/projects/android-x86/files/
* http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/downloads/list

Test reports (success or fail) are welcome as always. Please send the reports to the Android-x86 discussion group. If you are working on Android for x86 platform, welcome to join us. See the contact information.

Key features

In addition to the features in previous stable release, 1.6-r2 contains the following new features

* Camcorder works. You can record video and sound
* An experimental support of 3G USB modem
* mksh, a better shell is added to replace android's dumb sh.
* busybox is added to provide useful command line tools.
* Touchscreen calibration (back port from eclair-x86).
* Third party apps are updated.
* A lot of bug fixes.

Released Files

* Live CD iso: android-x86-1.6-r2.iso

sha1sum: 907e69f3e10d1024b1677098b337e87253e87593
* Live USB image: android-x86-1.6-r2_usb.img.gz

sha1sum: b55494f9f4ea2e67062afd921ddee56e64e46b5d

The images have all symbols stripped so they are much smaller compared to previous releases.

Source code

As uaual, the source code is available in the main git server,

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

as well as the SourceForge mirror:

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

Read here for how to compile the source code.

PS.
The Android-x86 project is nothing to do with the clones androidx86.org or androidx86.com.