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Asus Eee PC X101 gets Android 4.0, unofficially

ICS was ported to the Eee PC netbook, and is running fine

The recent project started on running the android 4.0 on x96 architecture is gaining a lot of appreciation and is still being talked about for its potential development which includes multi-touch, external monitors, application support and Ethernet.

There have been quite some discussions about of running Android on x86 architecture. Along with the introduction of Intel’s Medfield phone, there has been an increase in the amount of forum discussions which basically surrounds the Medfield phone followed by the potential development of the x86 which is growing day by day.

It is now possible to run the latest Google Android 4.0 on the computer hardware, if one happens to have an Asus X101 Netbook. This project is still a little incomplete and of course hasn’t been endorsed by Asus as of yet. The developers of the project are taking into consideration the working on multi-touch support, external monitors, application support and Ethernet.

The port, as of now is running very fluidly and seems to be quite promising. Considering Netbook hardware shall not overpower the project but a slight visible lack in the OS can be a great sign for the future of the project.

Discussions on various forums regarding the viability if the x86 project on various devices reveal that although some users are not sure about the future of the project as in the mobile universe; others are very excited about the project and its prospects on Netbook and laptop hardware.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)