What is the difference between x86 and x64 Android?

Aksgan October 28, 2011
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What is the difference between the x86 and x64 versions of Android 3.2.?

  1. FIDELIS
    October 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Hello, before you started the process, did you make sure to check for the requirements?  Here is how to install android on a dual partition:

    http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/wiki/InstallHowTo

    And this link is for the documentation:

    http://www.android-x86.org/documents

  2. Anonymous
    October 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

    for issues
    http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/updates/list

    may be you have wifi, internet problem

  3. Jeff Fabish
    October 29, 2011 at 4:22 am

    x64 means that the processor is a sixty four bit architecture and x86 means that the process is thirty bits. An x86 based system will transfer data in blocks of thirty two bits, whereas a x64 based system will transfer blocks of sixty four. Sixty four bit systems can transfer double the data in half the time.  A big reason for using Sixty four bit systems  is that they can have up about 17 billion GB's of ram installed (and usable) whereas a thirty two bit system can only use four GB's memory. 

    Most x64 processors will allow for you to run x86 processes and operating systems as well, so it's backwards compatible. However, you may not run an x64 process or operating system on an x86 processor. 

    There is a significant security boost to using a sixty four bit system as well. For example, sixty four bit processors have hardware based data execution prevention (DEP) enabled by default, which prevents applications from reading memory outside of its region. The majority of users have thirty two bit operating systems, which since attackers are trying to infect the majority of users, it wouldn't make much sense to go after the minority sixty four bit users. Lastly, if you're using encryption, encrypting and decrypting data will be significantly faster on an x64 processor.

    • Aksgan
      October 29, 2011 at 6:34 am

      so if i install an x86 android os on my x64 laptop,i wont work?

      • Jeff Fabish
        October 29, 2011 at 7:40 am

        As I mentioned previously, most x64 processors are capable of running x86 operating systems smoothly. What processor do you have? 

        • Aksgan
          October 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

          I have i3 2310m,im trying to put android-x86-3.2-RC1-tegav2 but after installation there is a problem during boot there seems to be a problem could this be because its      
          not compatible or my grafix card doesn't support it? 

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