Android is a very popular Linux-based operating system used very widely on touchscreen mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Being predominantly mobile in usage, you’d expect to see it with low-power processors mainly those with the ARM architecture. However, the community of Android doesn’t want to leave those, with Intel systems, left behind.

Android 4.2 ON Intel

Android, while commercially licensed by Google for general use, it is also available under an open-source Apache License called the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

The open-source code and permissive licensing allow the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers, wireless carriers, and enthusiast developers. Additionally, Android has a large community of developers writing applications that extend the functionality of devices, written primarily in a customized version of the Java programming language.

With the recent release of Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean”, there was a request to the community for an Intel version of Jelly Bean. Android 4.2 for Intel can run on devices with Intel processors – could be your Intel-powered smartphones or even your Intel PC. The stock ISO doesn’t contain all drivers you might need but will include the most common drivers as shipped in the Linux kernel. It is regularly tested by the AOSP community and is available for download from the download section of their website.

For more information visit Android x86 project or Android Source.

The current version can be downloaded from the Android x86 project page.

OR you could get the stock ISO by clicking the button below.

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Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.