Here is how to install Android on your PC
Having Android as your main computer operating system however is not guaranteed to work - driver support, and a ton of stuff may or may not be there, so it’d be best if you first try running Android via a USB drive to check compatibility.
Otherwise, all efforts to bring Android to PCs is courtesy of the Android-x86 project. Android is a Linux-based platform after all, so the core is there.
We have to stress that everything is still under development and not final, so this is more of an undertaking for tech enthusiasts rather than the average user.
Hit the source link right below for the complete tutorial and a bunch of links to read more about the project.
source: XDA Developers via Android Authority
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Nice info... But no thanks :)
I'm satisfied with my mountain lion :)
6. dickwyn (Posts: 598; Member since: 07 May 2012)
unless i have a touchscreen pc android on pc hardware is history
25. The_Innovation (Posts: 563; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
I have best of both worlds. Mountain Lion Macbook Pro, and a Windows 8 PC desktop. But Android....only on mobile. Oh and as far as iOS...well...lol. It's a joke.
27. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
Actually the best of both worlds would be windows 7 and mac osx. windows 8 is just awful, unless it's on a touchscreen, then it's just frustrating and borderline unusable. Windows Phone is decent, but when there's an OS like android, why bother?
31. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
even windows 8 is much better on touchscreen devices-doesn't mean that people don't install it on non-touch pc's
28. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
There's probably as many programs available for x86-android as mountain lion, you should give it a shot! You might even get to use 2 mouse buttons!
2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
great option for windows.android rich in features,performance & customization
12. jove39 (Posts: 1309; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You mean android is rich in features than windows?
19. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 398; Member since: 24 May 2011)
Was thinking the same, i cant possibly think of a reason to install Android on PC
26. The_Innovation (Posts: 563; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Yea that doesn't really make sense. For mobile use, by all means. But as a desktop operating system? What would it offer that Windows doesn't?
3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
now this is a step forward in technology! :)
4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I been using android x86 since last year . Zzz
7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
lol....well i didnt know it was old ....its new to me how is it though? is it good?
11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
It's great , but there's a few problem .
It might be easy to install , but it's super damn hard to uninstall .
Sleep is broken . Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't . For example , when I close the lid of my laptop , sometimes it will sleep like on normal android , but sometimes it will shut down !
Performance is decent . I got the same score on antutu as the Asus Transformer prime . Except on nenamark it got 17 fps only . My laptop is very old using Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.9ghz with 3GB ram .
Some apps can't install or won't run . Example Skype , angry birds and quadrant . Adobe flash don't work .
I recommend if you are trying it to create a partition (few GBs is enough ) . Live cd has terrible performance .
15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
This is an interesting info about the processing performance.
Can you tell more about the laptop's CPU and GPU?
I know many conservative, prejudiced guys here would say that even an old Pentium is a processing monster compared to current mobile chips.
22. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Its a budget laptop , hey i live in a 3rd world country , my family is not really welloff .
Intel Pentium dual core inside 1.86ghz with no GPU and 1GB ram (i added the 2gb myself .
I admit the laptop isnt very powerful , but with windows 8 installed good enough to do my day to day chores
5. amozhi (Posts: 101; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
WOW...I am waiting for this...Since Unity introduction, I stopped using Ubuntu Linux. Probably I try to run Android on my PC.
However, I am waiting for Google to launch officialy Android for PC...
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
How about chromebook? Lol
13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I installed this since early last year running Gingerbread on my PC . Now I installed the ICS version on my PC . I can say its good enough to be a daily driver
9. darkskoliro (Posts: 991; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Should be fun for my netbook, Atom processors running W7 is just too damn slow.
14. yowanvista (Posts: 307; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Hardware acceleration will likely not work on PC hardware
16. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
This is kinda old news to those who truly follow android and not just buy the phone and think that they become a tech guru overnight. I've had ice cream sandwich and jelly bean installed for years, along with meego, windows phone 7 and now windows phone 8. This is how true developers test their apps. This is why I'm looking forward to jolla. Android is too buggy. Windows is partially locked down. I've almost completely ported meego to a coby 7'' music player. I'm waiting for the jolla sdk.
17. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 436; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
hmm, some netbooks like the Acer Aspire One series have pre.installed Android with dual boot to Windows 7. I guess the pre-installed Android was 2.2 or 2.3
18. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Nah i would take google's more polished Computer and Computer OS- The chromebook.
20. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
ASUS is the best for Android x86 its an old info. But before intalling run in live mode,check for cpu variation .iso. Intel or amd.
24. TritonForceX (Posts: 58; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
I started running Android ICS on my Lenovo S10-3t touchscreen netbook this past summer. It came with Windows 7, and after upgrading it with a fresh install to Win7 Pro and eliminating the bloatware, it was still too slow.
It really speeds it up. The latest version I have is the Release Candidate version 2, so it does still have it's share of bugs, but it basically turns it into a tablet with a dedicated keyboard. It's great for living room web surfing, organizing, etc., but I also have it connected to Google Drive and have work tools setup on it as well.
It's basically like combining a tablet with a Chromebook. You have all the benefits of a Chromebook (quick startup, virus free web browsing, document creation via Google Drive) and the ability to run most apps in the Google Play store, plus a drive to save your data to.
I'd honestly consider making the move to an official Android netbook or laptop. I'd just like to see support for connecting directly to a Cisco or Avaya serial port for console configuration. If it had that, it'd be my dedicated work laptop. For now, it's my dedicated home laptop.
29. MC1123 (Posts: 1243; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i still prefer windows 7 or ubuntu (dont really know any macs)
30. andersensam (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
Triple boot Windows 7, Mountain Lion, and Ubuntu FTW
32. openforum (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
the simplest method available here
please copy and past the given link
33. openforum (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
do you want install android on pc .
34. ykumthekar (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)
But its a must try guess u can play the temple run and access whatsapp over PC . . .LOL
35. rexvonlove (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
Does it delete my current operating system? Does it format my hard drives? I'm planning to install that to experience Android features in my PC. But I still want my current operating system AND my files.