Intel’s progress into the Android ecosystem hasn’t exactly been earth-shattering. The number of high-end and mid-range smartphones equipped with an ATOM CPU still number in the single digits, making the x86 architecture a fairly low priority for app developers. In addition, Intel’s emulator images have always lacked support for the Google APIs, leaving developers without the ability to test common staples like Google Maps or push messaging. Fortunately, that issue was recently rectified with KitKat as Google and Intel have finally shipped an x86 system image with Google API support.
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Developer PSA: Google And Intel Release x86 Emulator Image With Google APIs For The First Time was written by the awesome team at Android Police.