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Now Intel and AMD based devices can enjoy Android ICS

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Good news developers and device manufacturers. Google has announced that their latest Android offering, version 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich now supports the x86 architecture and Android 4.0.1 for x86 chipsets is now available.
android ice cream sandwich logo
This means that Intel and AMD systems can now run Android ICS. However the release isn’t fully stable.


Google says that there are a few bugs and some areas that need to be fixed like missing sound, camera, ethernet, and hardware acceleration for Intel chipsets. What will work however is Wi-Fi, sound, and hardware acceleration for AMD chipsets.

Google wrote:

Hi all,
The ics-x86 branch based on Android 4.0.1 is ready.
You may download the source as usual:
$ repo init -u git://git.android-x86.org/manifest.git -b ics-x86
$ repo sync
or from the SourceForge mirror
$ repo init -u git://android-x86.git.sf.net/gitroot/android-x86/x86/platform/manifest.git
-b ics-x86
$ repo sync
What work:
  • Wifi
  • Multitouch
  • OpenGL ES Hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon chipset
What NOT work (yet):
  • Sound
  • Camera
  • Ethernet
  • Hardware acceleration for Intel platform
I’ve uploaded an iso for AMD brazos tablet in the download page.
Enjoy it!

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