Android-x86 9.0-r1 is now officially released. This is the first stable version of Android-x86 9.0 (pie-x86).
The main features are as follows:
The Android x86 9.0 R1 version is based on the latest Android 9.0.0 Pie version (android-9.0.0_r53). Features include:
- The latest LTS kernel 4.19.105 supports 64-bit and 32-bit kernels as well as userspace.
- Support for Mesa 19.3.4 OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and QEMU (viral).
- OpenGL ES 2.0 support via SwiftShader for software rendering on unsupported GPU devices.
- Support for hardware-accelerated codecs on devices with Intel HD and G45 graphics families.
- Supports secure boot from UEFI and installation to UEFI disks.
- Text-based GUI installer.
- Add theme support to GRUB-EFI.
- Supports multi-touch, audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, sensors, cameras, and Ethernet (DHCP only).
- Emulate WiFi adapters only on devices with Ethernet to improve application compatibility.
- Automatically mount external USB drives and SD cards.
- Added taskbar as an alternative launcher, which places the launch menu and the latest application tray at the top of the screen, and supports free-form window mode.
- Enable ForceDefaultOrientation on devices without known sensors. The Portrait application can run in a landscape device without rotating the screen.
- Support for arm arch applications through native bridging mechanisms. (Settings-> Android-x86 option, 64-bit only)
- Support for upgrading from unofficial distributions.
- Added experimental Vulkan support for newer Intel and AMD GPUs. (Booting via Advanced Options-> Vulkan Support)
- Mouse integration support for VMs including VirtualBox, QEMU, VMware, and Hyper-V.