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Welcome to the club for Android X86! While this thread will primarily focus on distributions from http://www.android-x86.org, discussions about other versions or forks are welcome. Here everyone is welcome to talk about it, seek advice, ask for help and hang out. If you don't know about the project, go check it out. Been a lot of fun over the past few years.

Been personally using Android on PC's/Laptops/Netbook's since 2013 with the release of ICS( http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-0-r1 ) for the EEE line of netbooks from Asus. Ran like a dream compared to Windows on that machine and have been maintaining at least one system ever since. Currently have 2 systems running Android exclusively/full-time, both Dell's. The first is an 12.1" Inspiron and the other is a rebuilt desktop with C2Q with a GTX560.
 
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I've tried so hard to get this to work for me. I want to put it on a small form factor PC (like an old eeepc or something) expecting it to run on low spec machines, but it runs like a dog even on my high end stuff. All I want is something with a big icon interface (like android), easy apps (like android) so I can put it on my kitchen PC to watch twitch and hulu. (and of course, neither work on x86....)

It seems perfect for my use case, but I just can't get it to play nice with anything.
 

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I wonder if there is any support for older AMD APUs. I have an AMD-E350 laptop that could benefit from running this. Driver support with windows 7 or windows 10 has meant that any hardware acceleration requests when it comes to things like youtube videos is directed to the CPU instead of the APU. E-350 is incredibly weak for 1080p in that respect.
 
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All I want is something with a big icon interface (like android), easy apps (like android) so I can put it on my kitchen PC to watch twitch and hulu. (and of course, neither work on x86....)
Twitch and Hulu both should have X86 support in their app(don't quote me). Even if not, if you use an browser like Firefox Focus, the web version of the services should work fine. Haven't used either in a while, but they did the last time I tried. Amazon Prime is my stream service of choice.
It seems perfect for my use case, but I just can't get it to play nice with anything.
The key is to find a system that is/was very popular. Like a Dell, HP or Lenovo laptop for example. If you want a SFF PC, same thing, find something with popular hardware. Zotac's mini-PC systems generally work fine and Intel's NUC PC's are well supported.
I wonder if there is any support for older AMD APUs. I have an AMD-E350 laptop that could benefit from running this.
That's a good question. Never tried it on an AMD mobile chipset. You could always try it out, nothing to lose but a bit of time installing(takes about 15ish minutes).
 
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Got a Asus Phonepad that fits this bill :) or is it a tPhablet
at 7" big for a phone but as a Tablet just right
Is it an X86 tablet with a standard BIOS? Whats the model number?
If you can boot from the SD or USB ports and reinstall the OS from there, it might work.
 
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I wonder if there is any support for older AMD APUs. I have an AMD-E350 laptop that could benefit from running this. Driver support with windows 7 or windows 10 has meant that any hardware acceleration requests when it comes to things like youtube videos is directed to the CPU instead of the APU. E-350 is incredibly weak for 1080p in that respect.
AFAIK, they use mesa, so it would work just fine, like any Linux distro.
Edit: yep, this is the last 8.1 release: "Support OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel, AMD, Nvidia and QEMU(virgl) by Mesa 18.3.1."
 

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Android on x86 sounds all wrong. Love it. :cool:
 
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cool club... :)

i keep playing around with it. latest was bliss OS on a surface pro 3. ran awesome, the only issue was battery life. if left on battery it would be dead in a few hours, regardless of screenon settings. i've put windows 10 back on it and run bluestacks 4 and it runs the few apps that my daughter uses for school.

but tried a few games as well and very slick, much faster than my droid force 2 (snapdragon 835)
 
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nice .... well i am primarily using NoX for any Android app i want on my computer ...

interestingly enough back in the day i had a Motorola Razr i (XT890) with a x86 CPU (shamefully a Atom Z2460 although less shamefully than other atoms ... that one was kinda fast ) running Android
given that Android is technically a Linux fork ... i don't see why it wouldn't be X86 compatible too with some tinkering
 
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Android Phone / Tablet with Intel CPU Model K004
I'm not finding much when I search for the. What's the make and model? Or is it one of those inexpensive chinese brands?

Android on x86 sounds all wrong. Love it. :cool:
And yet it works really well! If it was absolutely required, I could get by with it as a daily driver.

given that Android is technically a Linux fork ... i don't see why it wouldn't be X86 compatible too with some tinkering
And that's exactly the idea.
 
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Yeh ASUS is a cheap chinese Brand :) ( or some people say :)

your googling technique needs a skills refresh
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=asus+k004
Here is their knock off dodgy web page
https://www.asus.com/Phone/ASUS_Fonepad/
Sorry I suddenly feel dumb.. LOL! I forget you mentioning Asus.. After looking it up, it doesn't seem like it would work. Even though it's an X86 CPU, it's configured the same way an ARM CPU based tablet is, without a standard user accessible bios and bootloader.
 
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yeh no access to bios (which is a shame)
would love to install win (10) and still be able to use it as a Phone /tablet
Its a nice phablet and i like the 720i Screen movie playback is nice and smooth
On that CPU Win10 would run like molasses in January..
 
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I'm looking at installing Android x86 on a kenlix mini pc running a n4100 with additional external drive. I have read that this pc is suitable, one question though, is there a way of getting a pc TV tuner to work on Android x86?
 
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one question though, is there a way of getting a pc TV tuner to work on Android x86?
Gonna have to break the bad new and tell you the chances are slim(leaning toward none). TV tuner support is not a thing in Android. For that, you may wish to setup up dual boot and have Windows on one partition and Android on the other.

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I thought as much, been running Android boxes for years and just wondered if x86 had any hidden gems. Many thanks for the reply, I look forward to putting it on my pc and having a play.
 
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Android boxes for years and just wondered if x86 had any hidden gems.
The thing is, If Google had played their cards right, they could have made Android into a very versatile desktop OS. As it is, it's damn decent and very useful as such, but with just a bit of tweaking and refinement it could give Windows a run for it's money.

Many thanks for the reply, I look forward to putting it on my pc and having a play.
You're welcome. Any time!
 
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I'm looking at installing Android x86 on a kenlix mini pc running a n4100 with additional external drive. I have read that this pc is suitable, one question though, is there a way of getting a pc TV tuner to work on Android x86?
about the only option i could think of would be to get a network tuner (like hdhomerun) and using the channel's app or maybe its their own app now...

I use plex pass at the house with an older hdhomerun dual tuner and then plex sends live tv (guide is finally a proper guide) to my firetv and my roku devices...

work around but there are a few options, but nothing internal to your android x86...have to be creative
 
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about the only option i could think of would be to get a network tuner (like hdhomerun) and using the channel's app or maybe its their own app now...

I use plex pass at the house with an older hdhomerun dual tuner and then plex sends live tv (guide is finally a proper guide) to my firetv and my roku devices...

work around but there are a few options, but nothing internal to your android x86...have to be creative
Yeah I was looking at the homerun but don't want to spend the money on one, will make do with a separate TV box that I have had for years.
 

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My Inspiron 2200 reads the usb with androidx86 , gives me boot choice menu, but stalls upon trial; and repeats. Any suggestions?
 
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