Chih-Wei Huang has announced the stable release of Android-x86 8.1, the new version of the project's unofficial port of Google's Android to standard desktop and laptop computers.
This stable release of oreo-x86 is based on Android "Oreo".
Android-x86 is an unofficial initiative to port Google's Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors, rather than RISC-based ARM chips.
The project began as a series of patches to the Android source code to enable Android to run on various netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs, particularly the ASUS Eee PC.
How to Install Android x86 in a VirtualBox Machine in Windows or Linux on PC or MAC
Want to use Android on your PC? The Android-x86 Project has available to installed on netbooks with supported hardware, but you can also install Android in VirtualBox.
What You’ll Need Before you can get started
You’ll need VirtualBox: Download and install VirtualBox
Download of Android-x86 Release 8.1 (64-bit) (Jan 2019) (900MB)
Download of Android-x86 Release 8.1 (32-bit) (Jan 2019) (713MB)
other Download options Android x86
Once installed you might need to go to the top right and Turn OFF the auto-rotation, since for a pc most will want it to stay in landscape mode. Also i found an issue with waking it up from sleep. So go into settings / Display / Sleep .. and change to Never Sleep.
This is the NEW Oreo 2018 edition that has more pre-installed apps
If you have an INTEL processor then have a look at the
FREE Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager software
Have fun and enjoy.
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