Android-x86 9.0-R1 Released: Android on PC


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.
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