Android x86 Optimized for Netbooks

Android-x86 is an Open Source project which provides easy means to install Google Android on a Netbook. The project supports a wide variety of existing x86 netbook hardware.:

Android-x86 Features
Version: The latest version is based on Google Android v1.6 Donut and is optimized for x86 netbooks (Android 2.0 is coming soon). It includes support for OpenGL on Intel 915 and 945 chipsets (Intel Atom). The good: It’s not restricted to low screen resolutions like the official Google Android.
Connectivity: Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth is supported and if you own an EeePC, the function keys will work out of the box.

– App Store: Starting with build 20090916, Android-x86 is shipped with AndAppStore client which shows you the latest and hottest applications available for your Android device.

– Supported FileSystems : EXT3, EXT2, NTFS and FAT32. This means Android-x86 can co-exist as dualboot with Windows.

Here are some screenshots I’ve just taken with Android running in VirtualBox:

Android-x86 Android-x86
android-x86 android-x86 network
While the idea of Android on tablets is prevailing, getting it onto Netbooks is still fairly new. It might  be hard to get used to at first, but it feels like a real alternative to Chrome OS or JoliCloud OS. I don’t know when Google’s vision of Chrome OS and Android will converge, but for the mean time Android is what that would keep you happy.
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