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Android-x86 4.4 Release Candidate: Run Kit on your PC

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Android-x86 4.4 release candidate: Run KitKat on your PC - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - Feb. 15, 2014

    -- Google Android may be designed for smartphones and tablets, but for the past few years a team of developers has been porting the open source operating system to run on just about any computer with an Intel or AMD processor. Now they're just about ready to launch a version of Android 4.4 KitKat for PCs with x86 processors.

    You can download a release candidate from the Android-x86 project website. Android-x86 4.4-RC1 is based on Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but it includes a number of additions to help it run on tablets, netbooks, and other devices with x86 chips.

    Among other things, the update includes support for playing HD videos in apps thanks to improved ffmpeg integration, OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for Intel and AMD graphics processors (but not older Intel Atom chips with PowerVR graphics), and support for most hardware including WiFi, Bluetooth, audio, cameras, and multitouch input.

    See more at: Android-x86 4.4 release candidate: Run KitKat on your PC - Liliputing


    Androidx86 4.4.2 on AMD C-50 APU:
     
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    Very interesting...

    I just discovered Google apps in Chrome on my Win 8 PC on my Favorites bar. At first I had no idea what it was, and thought it was an extension to the Google Play Store apps on my GS-7 via the imported bookmarks. Once I clicked on it, I was surprised to find I could add apps. I never thought that my Windows PC would ever be able to play Google apps. The Windows app store is slowly improving but I greatly prefer Android apps.

    Life is getting better in the PC world, fer sure, even as PCs lose their place in the market...

    Carl
     

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