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First Android 4.0 build arrives for Intel x86 platform

updated 11:25 pm EST, Wed November 30, 2011

By Justin King

The Android-x86 project team has released its first Android 4.0 build for devices based on Intel's x86 platform. The current Ice Cream Sandwich release is still under development, though the team has already enabled basic functionality such as Wi-Fi connectivity, multi-touch input and OpenGL ES acceleration when used with AMD's Radeon hardware.

The developers are still working to resolve lingering issues with sound, cameras, Ethernet connections and graphics acceleration for Intel chips.

Although Intel recently announced that it was collaborating with Google to bring Android support to its Atom chipsets, Android-x86 team member Chih-Wei Huang suggests the unofficial project has received no help from the chip maker. AMD, however, is said to "provide great support," including device donation and engineering assistance.

The team has released an Android 4.0.1 variant optimized for AMD's Brazos APUs.



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