Install Android Lolipop on your PC with Android-x86 release candidate

androidx86For those who have too much time on their hands, or are plain curious or have more practical requirements for installing Android on their PC, the x86 project has come up with the ‘release candidate’ of Lolipop version of the mobile operating system.

Release candidate is the final version of the software under development, with the idea being that it would be the final release unless something big bug turns up.

This will be the first instance of Android Lolipop being put out by the project for PC users and those using x86 (intel/AMD) processors. The project already has KitKat software suitable for use on such computers and servers.

The software can be downloaded from the sourceforge website and byte-copied on to a USB drive. The computer should then be configured to start from the USB drive (instead of the internal disk, which is usually the default boot destination.)

Android Lolipop 5.1 for PC comes in two versions – 32 bit (or ISO) and 64-bit (img) file.

Android was initially developed for processors that use simple or reduced instruction sets, such as those from ARM.

However, with the entry of Intel Atom processors into the tablet and mobile market, Android started being used on PC (or x86) processors as well.

This version uses Linux Kernel 4.0 and has support for the opensource EXT4 filesystem format in addition to NTFS and FAT.

It also has OpenGL-based hardware acceleration for graphics processors from Intel, AMD and Nvidia.


4G EFFECT: India sees sudden rise in spam and malware Spam volumes in 2016. Source: “Spam and phishing in 2016” by Kaspersky LabThe rapid increase in Internet penetration in India seems to be having an unintended consequence, an equally fast rise in the instance of spam originating in the country.According to Kaspersky Lab'...
Reliance Jio carries 80% of traffic on next-gen Internet technology IPv6 roll-out on Jio. source:APNICReliance Jio, the new entrant to India's telecom landscape, is carrying nearly 80% of its traffic in the next-generation Internet technology, a senior official of the company said.Internet Protocol or IP is one of the languages used by machi...
Ramco Systems wins big deal from Panasonic Malaysia Ramco Systems, the Chennai-based cloud services provider, has inked a "multi-million-dollar deal" with Panasonic Group of companies in Malaysia to digitize HR and Payroll operations for its nearly 20,000 employees.The contract marks a major win for the company. Typically,...
Ramco Systems wins contract from Philippines Logistics co Chennai-based Ramco Systems has won a new client for its HR & Payroll solution in the shape of LBC Express Inc, a logistics and remittance company in the Philippines.The software will be used to manage 8,000 employees, from hire to retire.LBC is the Philippines’ marke...
Ramco Systems wins Rs 53 cr contract from German logistics company Ramco Systems Ltd. said it secured a 7.3 million euro order from Schenker AG for implementing its Ramco HCM & Payroll software.Schenker AG is a German logistics company and a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company.DB Logistics offers land, sea, and ai...
Wipro joins the Open Banking bandwagon, releases new platform Wipro Limited launched its offerings that use Open Banking API technological platform.Open Banking platform is a Europe-based standard that lets third party developers build applications and services that tap into a bank's core services and infrastructure.For example, on...
OnMobile launches new consumer brand ONMO OnMobile Global Limited launched its new consumer brand, ONMO, and showcased some of its other new products. “The company has been working towards this change for over two years now. It has made significant investments in core technology, product development, processes and p...
Ricoh printers to come with Android and 10-inch display panels Ricoh India Ltd., an Imaging Solutions & IT Services company, launched an Android-based printers in India with support for apps, video and audio.The first such device will be the MP C306ZSP, which will come with a 10.1-inch panel.All future models will come with sma...
IIT Guwahati home to India’s latest super computer PARAM-ISHAN IIT Guwahati unveiled one of India´s fastest and most powerful computer, PARAM-ISHAN.PARAM-ISHAN has power of 250 Teraflops and three hundred tera bites capacity.¨This will not only augment the research initiatives in the Institute, but also help in creating an ecosys...
Reliance Jio: 15-minute SIM activation now available in most cities Ten days after Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Jio, promised to roll out a superfast activation procedure for new SIMs within "2-4 weeks", the facility is now available in several small towns, suggesting that the company may be running ahead of schedule on its e-KYC roll-out....
Reliance Jio increases no of channels on JioTV to 368 Reliance Jio has increased the number of TV channels on its JioTV app to 368, making it a potential competitor to DTH and cable TV platforms.JioTV, which started out as JioPlay, had only around 200 channels in the beginning. However, the platform has added about 50 channels e...
Ramco Systems’ aviation suit to be used in Royal Canadian Air Force Ramco Systems, a aviation software company, announced that it has won a project from Canada's L-3 MAS to implement Ramco's aviation software to support Royal Canadian Air Force fleet in engineering & programs, materials management, maintenance, compliance & quality, fligh...
Wipro, Stibo collaborate on enterprise data management offering Wipro, a leading information technology consulting and business process services company and Stibo System today announced a partnership that will offer Master Data Management (MDM) solutions.Master data management (MDM) is a comprehensive method of enabling an enterprise to l...
TCS launches new retailer-customer bonding software in the US Tata Consultancy Services, a leading IT company from India, today announced a new software that enables retailers to gauge customer behaviour data from sensors placed in retail stores that can measure and analyse their movements and buying behaviour, said the company.This can...
Middle East Under Operation Ghoul Cyber Attacks, finds Kaspersky Lab New waves of Cyber attacks called Operation Ghoul that started on the 8th and the 27th of June 2016 threatens the Middle East region, Kaspersky Lab said."The attackers try to lure targets through spear phishing emails that include compressed executables. In the majority ...
Wipro launches file transfer service on Microsoft cloud platform Wipro has launched a cloud-based file transfer service for enterprises.Wipro's Managed File Transfer as a Service (MFTaaS) platform utilizes Microsoft's cloud platform Azure.File transfer software is used by companies to move large chunks of data from one location to...
Google Maps will now be more vocal about upcoming traffic jams If you're a regular user of Google Maps for navigation, you might want to update the app quickly before you head out.The latest version of Google News includes spoken warnings about traffic conditions, Google said. Till now, Google used to color code traffic conditions, with ...
Piramal Enterprises acquires US software maker for up to $24.5 mln Piramal Enterprises Ltd said it acquired the assets of pharmacy software maker Adaptive Software, LLC and entire control and ownership of its wholly owned subsidiary, AdaptiveRx LLC for $7.4 million.Adaptive is eligible to receive up to an additional $11.1 million if and when...
Reliance Jio releases version 2 of its app suite on Google Play beta store Reliance Jio, which is expected to launch its 4G services in a month, has released version 2 of its App suite called Jio Apps.The program is in beta testing on Play store and not visible to general public.However, those with RJio SIMs get a message with a link to enab...
LeTV Le 1s brings OTA software update to fix camera quality this week after user reviews LeEco will roll out over-the-air software updates for its biggest selling phone in India, the LeTV Le 1s, this week.The update will resolve issues that have been highlighted in user reviews. The OTA upgrade is expected to prolong battery life, and improve sound as well.Th...
Why Google’s takeover of Twitter is inevitable When I started using social media about 8-9 years ago, Facebook and Twitter were largely equal in their cool factor. In fact, while it was not obvious what Facebook was (a more intrusive form of Orkut, anyone?), the possibilities of Twitter seemed as limitless as the places w...
Persistent Systems to acquire some Citrix Systems cloud products Persistent Systems, a niche IT company that focuses on products and cloud computing, said it had signed an agreement to acquire the Citrix CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager product lines from Citrix Systems International GMBH, a subsidiary of Citrix Systems.No fi...
Yu says use of Google-like services declining on mobile, introduces Around Yu Source: Yu TeleventuresYu Televentures has entered the local and classified search business in a big way, baking its app Around Yu into all its new phones, starting with Yutopia.The company is hoping that its ability to implant the app in all its phones will give it an e...
Lenovo A6000 Plus and A6000 get Android Lolipop update Lenovo A6000 and A6000 plus have today received Android Lolipop 5.0.The update fixes bugs, improves performance and stability compared to the KitKat release software.Both the smartphones offer a powerful combination of features, and were pathbreaking when released.Of...
Indian phonemaker SWIPE reveals own operating system FREEDOM OS SWIPE, the Indian smartphone brand, has brought out its own version of Android called Freedom OS, adding features like 100 GB of cloud storage.The operating system will make an appearance on SWIPE ELITE - the company’s upcoming Android phone that is going to be sold exclusive...