Android-x86 8.1 Released

Let's see what team has made in the fresh release of Android to x86 port
17 January 2019   689

The team of the Android-x86 project, which is the independent community porting the Android platform for the x86 architecture, have published the first stable release of the assembly based on the Android 8.1 platform, which includes fixes and additions that ensure seamless operation on x86-based platforms. Universal Android-x86 8.1 Live-builds for x86 32-bit and x86_64 architectures suitable for use on typical laptops and tablet PCs are prepared for download. In addition, assemblies in the form of rpm-packages are available for installing the Android environment in Linux distributions.

Let's check new features:

  • Support both 64-bit and 32-bit kernel and userspace with latest LTS kernel 4.19.15.
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel, AMD, Nvidia and QEMU(virgl) by Mesa 18.3.1.
  • Support OpenGL ES 2.0 via SwiftShader for software rendering on unsupported GPU devices.
  • Support hardware accelerated codecs on devices with Intel HD & G45 graphics family.
  • Support secure booting from UEFI and installing to UEFI disk.
  • A text based GUI installer.
  • Add theme support to GRUB-EFI.
  • Support Multi-touch, Audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sensors, Camera and Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Auto-mount external usb drive and sdcard.
  • Add Taskbar as an alternative launcher which puts a start menu and recent apps tray on top of your screen and support freeform window mode.
  • Enable ForceDefaultOrientation on devices without known sensors. Portrait apps can run in a landscape device without rotating the screen.
  • Support arm arch apps via the native bridge mechanism. (Settings -> Android-x86 options)
  • Support to upgrade from non-official releases.
  • Add experimental Vulkan support for newer Intel and AMD GPUs. (Boot via Advanced options -> Vulkan support)
  • Mouse integration support for VMs including VirtualBox, QEMU, VMware and Hyper-V.

Get more infoand download links at official website of the project. 

Bisq Decentelized Exchange v. 1.0 Released

According to GitHib repository, it is written in Java programming language
16 April 2019   239

The developers of Bisq presented a new version of the decentralized exchange (v1.0).

The project repository on GitHub notes that version 1.0 is the most important milestone in the development of the Bisq platform.

Thus, the new version of the software implements a decentralized autonomous organization mechanism (Bisq DAO). It allows exchange users to directly participate in project management.

For example, those who contribute to the development of Bisq may receive rewards in BSQ tokens. Also, the use of these assets can reduce trade commissions by 90%.

Among other changes - bug fixes, minor improvements to the user interface.