Google’s Android development team has released Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.1) for x86 chipsets as part of their promise to open up Android for Intel and AMD systems. The release isn’t fully stable — missing sound, camera, ethernet, and hardware acceleration for Intel chipsets. What will work however is Wi-Fi, sound, and hardware acceleration for AMD chipsets.

Below, you’ll find the instructions for downloading the source code. On the open source page you can also find the .ISO for MSI’s AMD powered Brazos Tablet. Developers, get working!

Hi all,

The ics-x86 branch based on Android 4.0.1 is ready.
You may download the source as usual:

$ repo init -u git://git.android-x86.org/manifest.git -b ics-x86
$ repo sync

or from the SourceForge mirror

$ repo init -u git://android-x86.git.sf.net/gitroot/android-x86/x86/platform/manifest.git
-b ics-x86
$ repo sync

Continue after the break..

What work:
* Wifi
* Multitouch
* OpenGL ES Hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon chipset

What NOT work (yet):
* Sound
* Camera
* Ethernet
* Hardware acceleration for Intel platform

I’ve uploaded an iso for AMD brazos tablet in the download page.
Enjoy it!

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3 Responses to “Android 4.0 for x86 processors released to developers”

  1. wh4t3v3r says:

    Definitely a misleading article. This is not an official Google release.

  2. asdf says:

    That doesn't look like an official Google release

  3. d0m1n4t3 says:

    note that is NOT a google release, but instead, a release by the android-x86 project. Android itself has initial support for x86 itself build in already.