Android-x86 developer Chih-Wei Huang announced on Tuesday the arrival of the final release of the Android-x86 6.0 OS platform for PCs.
The new version of the OS was under development since the beginning of 2016 and received two Release Candidate builds throughout the entire development cycle – the first in June and the second in August.
Worth noting, Android-x86 6.0 happens to be the first stable version of the project and it is based on Google’s Linux Kernel-based Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile OS platform.
“This is the first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86),” reads the official announcement by Huang.
“The 6.0-r1 release is based on the Android Marshmallow-MR2 release (6.0.1_r66) with latest AOSP security updates. We created universal images for most x86 platforms.”
Simply put, Android-x86 6.0 will allow anyone to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their personal computer. As pointed out by Marius Nestor of Softpedia, the OS supports both modern UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), as well as legacy BIOS PCs.
Some of the notable aspects about the new OS include an updated graphics stack based on Mesa 12.0.2 rD Graphics Library, compatibility with Samsung’s F2FS file system for SSD drives, initial HDMI audio support, and enhanced Wi-Fi support.
Android-x86 6.0 can be downloaded for free from SourceForge.