Android-X86 4.0 Custom target/kernel for Vaio UX

Talk about installing other operating systems on the micro PC.
bigs
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Postby bigs » Tue Apr 30, 2013 01:32

wow, saw the first bit of the youtube so far. impressive harryfokker. Was wondering does sound work? How about finger print sensor? Maybe I may consider installing android as a second OS to my Ubuntu OS.

Another good question is how good is video playback for HD content? Also for games, how do you play them if they require multi touch?
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!
sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate
light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby pat » Thu Oct 24, 2013 14:48

Hi, i need help! How to enable/fix audio on Sony UX Android-x86 4.3

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Postby Geka » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:27

Try to enable sound in the primary OS.

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tomn
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Postby tomn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 05:39

How well does Android work in UX? Fast? Stable?
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]

Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"
Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD
Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD
Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD

Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb
Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD
Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD
Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD

[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]

Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC
Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC
Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD
Samsung Note Pro 12.2
Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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tomn
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Postby tomn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 05:47

How about compatibility with apps? Games?
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]



Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"

Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD

Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD

Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD



Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb



Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD

Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD

Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD



[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]



Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC

Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD

Samsung Note Pro 12.2

Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Postby bigs » Wed Mar 05, 2014 22:20

Why waste the UX x86 processor to run an ARM based processor OS? The beauty and uniqueness of the UX was it's ability to be a fully functional x86 computer than is tiny and somewhat pocket sized.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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tomn
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Postby tomn » Fri Mar 14, 2014 07:42

Bigs, unfortunately there are WAY more Android apps than Windows 7/8/Linux, and being able to multi-boot Android is a very attractive idea...
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]



Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"

Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD

Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD

Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD



Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb



Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD

Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD

Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD



[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]



Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC

Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD

Samsung Note Pro 12.2

Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Android-x86 KitKat 4.4 RC2 on UX280p

Postby fullarmor » Thu Aug 07, 2014 17:42

Sorry about bumping up this old thread, but I'm just so excited with joy I want to share my experience about running the lastest Android-x86 KitKat 4.4 RC2 on my UX280p!

-WiFi works great
-VGA out is working and outputs 1080p to my LCD TV (And the desktop icons and texts are still legible, not tiny like most 1080p kernel I experienced many before)
-Sound works via heaphone jack output to TV. (UX's internal speaker still no sound)
-The built-in Youtube works
-The lastest BS Player installed from Play Store works. Plays any file format I threw at it so far including mkv, mp4, m4v, rmvb
-IP Camera app works for streaming from my baby monitors
-Apps I used to watch online TV shows works
-Bluetooth works
-Touchscreen works
-UX's thumb stick works
-Ux's keyboard works
-Logitech's wireless keyboard w/ touchpad via USB dongle works

Generally, it feels much smoother and responsive than my already heavily optimized Windows XP that I made for this UX280p years ago. This UX micro pc had been shelved in my drawer for 2+ years, and I was ready to let it go on Craigslist for scrap value. I'm so glad Android-x86 was able to breath new life into this once magnificent little machine! :)


Gonna try the following later when I get home tonight:
-Skype w/ external mic and webcam
-XBMC
-Ethernet connection

Cheers!

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tomn
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Postby tomn » Wed Aug 20, 2014 01:29

Wow! Good to hear this. Thanks for sharing the news.

Any tricks to get it installed? Links?

Fantastic!
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]



Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"

Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD

Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD

Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD



Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb



Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD

Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD

Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD



[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]



Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC

Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD

Samsung Note Pro 12.2

Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

fullarmor
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Postby fullarmor » Thu Jan 29, 2015 01:25

Tom, go to Android-x86's website, download the iso and follow the instructions to make a bootable USB flash drive. Plug the USB flash drive into your UX and boot from there. Choose boot Android from memory to try it out first, and later if you decided you like it use the other option to install to UX's internal HDD. It will create a new partition on the HDD and install Android-x86 there. You won't loose your existing OS (ie. Win XP), and it makes the machine dual boot automatically.

Follow up on my last post, I've been running Android on my UX280p for over 6-months now. Never boot back into WinXP since. Skype didn't work unfornately. I think it's because the system lacks the driver for the USB webcam/mic. Ethernet connection works great. XBMC I didn't bother to try since personally I don't use it that much, besides I hate that it takes forever to buffer almost every movie I tried to watch.

Also a big suggestion is to turn off auto updates in Android settings, particular any future updates with google products. Android apps these days seems to me is following the foot steps of Windows, where a good piece of lean software is growing to be a bloatware, and runs slow and slower. (A scheme to force you to upgrade your hardware?) Keep in mind the UX only has 1GB ram, I can't afford having a bunching of bloatware eating up my memory...


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