Saturday, February 11, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich focused on x86


Some developers try to bring the latest version of Android for x86 processors.

Recently, a version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for x86 circulating on the Internet. A first port whose code is primarily intended for developers to make some tests more or less promising tablets and netbooks. Obviously, the optimizations in this version pre-intended mainly to processors AMD , better used.

Chih-Wei Huang, one of the developers who made his name in bump on porting Android on x86, explains that this release supports WiFi and multi-point touch. However, GPUs are not put to use for acceleration OpenGL ES. Same, speakers, photo sensors and Ethernet are not yet recognized.


Remember of course that such ports are not official, and Google has nothing to do with these versions. Google is Focusing on the giant ARM mobile, leaving it to those who wish to adapt it to x86. Note that AMD is no stranger to some of these optimizations in the code for x86 Ice Cream Sandwich. More information on specialized sites, such as Android-x86.org

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