Intel has released an Android version optimized for Intel chips (with UEFI support)

    The development team from Intel's Open Source Technology Center has unveiled a preview version of Android optimized for their respective Intel chips. In other words, there is a version of Android that can be run on a desktop PC, laptop or tablet, on which you usually work with Windows. In addition, there is a tool that allows you to run both Windows 8 and Android on the same computer.

    The latest version of the “optimized” Android distribution also supports UEFI Boot, and this is important because Windows 8 PCs usually distribute with UEFI instead of the regular BIOS. True, the developers decided at the same time to exclude, so to speak, the old "legacy" of the BIOS, so that on older versions of the PC, Android will not work.

    But this does not mean that you will not be able to run Android on computers with x86 chips. There is another project for this, the Android-x86 project .

    The latest version of Android from Intel also includes an interactive installer, dual boot support with Windows 8 and other interesting things. Android-4.2.2_r1-ia0 is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and uses the Linux 3.8 kernel.

    Work on the distribution continues, because there really is still work to do. Bluetooth, for example, still does not work, and the software itself sometimes also glitches. It is too early to say, for example, about the possibility of alternative use of Android-4.2.2_r1-ia0 instead of the same Windows 8.

    The latest version of the distribution can be downloaded here, and instructions for downloading the installer to a USB flash drive and further installing the distribution package on a PC are here .

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