here’s the 20121119 release of both the OVAs and the AndroVMplayer tool.
Compared with the 20121106 release, many things have been fixed :
- There was a bug in the WiFi emulation which could cause non-working Internet and at least caused a “low signal” WiFi
- One can now install purchased application from Google Play
- su has been updated and the SuperUser app added ; now, you can su from apps
- Function keys were not working when using Hardware OpenGL – it has been improved
- Audio input support has been improved and should now work with most (all ?) apps
- New option for Hardware OpenGL : “Disable OpenGL rendering in the UI” (this was enabled by default in the 20121111, thus the performance impact) – with this option, the rendering in the UI is not done in OpenGL, OpenGL being only used with apps
- New options for Hardware OpenGL : “Force Host IP” – This option can be used to force the IP address of the host. By default, the host IP address is automatically deduced for the VM eth0 IP address and replacing the last byte by a “1″ (for example, if it’s 192.168.56.101, the IP address used for OpenGL Hardware is 192.168.56.1). But you can have a different configuration and need to use a different IP address.
- Busybox is now included
- ARM app compatibility has been improved : there’s now a ro.product.cpu.abi3 set to armeabi which will cause the system to use armeabi libs as well as the x86 and armeabi-v7a libs
- Flash support : The “-gapps-houdini-flash” VMs now contain the needed libraries to run Flash ; be careful, it only works with Hardware OpenGL
- New “superuser bypass” option in the AndroVM configuration tool : when enabled, the Superuser app is bypassed and access is always granted
- OpenGL software fallback : if after 10 tries (about 50 seconds), the VM cannot connect to AndroVMplayer it automatically switches to Software OpenGL so that you can access your options in the AdndroVM configuration tool
Known bugs :
- Hardware OpenGL/Intel HD/Windows : On most Intel HD drivers running Windows, the AndroVMplayer might crash (in the driver DLL) when starting Android ; you may have to restart AndroVMplayer an important number of times before it suceeds
- Hardware OpenGL/WebView : On some GPUs (mostly NVidia ?), the browser and all apps which use the WebView component might show scrambled HTML content
NB : This is the list of fixes/improvements since the last “official relase” (20121106) on this web site (you may have used intermediate releases poste on the google group).
NB2 : I’ve closed comments on most of the blog posts on the web site. If you have any query, problems, or anything to say about AndroVM please use the dedicated google group.
You can find download links on the download page.