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Will market apps be able to run on x86 since it's ARM code?

Most Android apps (developed with the Android SDK) are Dalvik byte code, not native ARM code, so they should run just fine.

Apps that use native code (the developed with the NDK) probably won't work. A lot of games use at least some native code in order to leverage existing non-java libraries or code bases(the Box2d physics library for example).

okay, that might explain why i couldn't get alchemy to work

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