The Android-x86.org has announced the 4.4.2-RC2 release to public. This is the second candidate of Android-x86 4.4 stable release. A live CD ISO is available for Download. (Links are given below)
Key Features of Android x86 4.4
The 4.4-RC2 release is based on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat-MR1 release) with a lot of x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. Except the features and bugfixes since 4.4-RC1, there are more features include
- Update to stable kernel 3.10.40 with more bugfixes.
- Automatically mount ntfs/exfat/ext4 in the external storages (usbdisk/sdcard).
- Enhance the sensors support including Intel sensor-hub and Pegatron Lucid Tablet Accelerometer.
- Add launcher and file manager from CyanogenMod.
- Add 5-point touch calibration app from 0xdroid.
- Improve suspend and resume functions.
- Add rtl8723au wifi driver.
Universal image for most x86 platforms for the kitkat-x86 release is not currently available. The plan is still in an experimental stage. Please report bugs in the Comments with detailed specs of your machine and error logs.
- android-x86-4.4-RC2.isosha1sum: 3b7acd23d3feb87ed13a2c5f489ea1a3f254f809
The iso file is hybrid format. That means you can dump the iso into a usb drive and get a bootable usb stick, like
$ dd if=android-x86-4.4-RC2.iso of=/dev/sdX
where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.
- Suspend and resume may not work on some systems.
- The installer can’t format ext3 filesystem.
Please write your issues, if any in the Comment Box.