Android-x86 is an unofficial port of the mobile OS Android for running on devices with AMD and Intel CPU.
The project was created as a series of patches to the source code of the Android operating system for the ability to run it on laptops, netbooks, tablets and other devices.
The OS is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with some modifications and improvements. Some components are designed in the project to run on an x86 architecture. The operating system supports hardware acceleration of OpenGL ES, if supporting GPU chipsets are detected, for example, Intel GMA, AMD Radeon or Nvidia.
As a normal Linux distribution, the project produces ready ISO images that can be launched in Live mode, or installed on the hard drive of the target device. Starting with 4.4-r2, Android-x86 also releases efi_img images that can be used to create a Live USB, which can be downloaded from UEFI devices.