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Windows + Android = WindowsAndroid!

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Windows + Android = WindowsAndroid!
WindowsAndroid is a new PC program allowing you to run Android natively on your Windows 8, 7 or Vista PC. Some of you may remember BlueStacks - a program with a similar purpose, but not quite the same. While BlueStacks lets you run Android apps on your Windows PC, WindowsAndroid by Socketeq makes it possible to run Android itself, along with any apps you may want.

Right now, the WindowsAndroid program is not quite ready, and it seems it requires some geeky moves in order to get it working, but the developer promises that everything will be easily accessible for regular consumers once it's ready.

WindowsAndroid executes Android 4.0 using the Windows kernel, instead of the Linux one, which allows the mobile OS to perform smoothly since no emulation action is going on. The program should make it possible for every Android enthusiast to seamlessly run their favorite apps on their PC.

If you wish to give WindowsAndroid a try, you can download the program from the developer's website here. Note: If the link to the developer's website doesn't work for you, it's probably because of the "heavy load". It should be back up soon.

via: SlashGear

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:19 20

1. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Not WindowsAndroid! It's WinDroid :D

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:37 11

14. sid07desai (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Or Andows? lol ;)

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:24 1

16. Synack (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Hmmmmmm, 4.0 is kinda old now.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:04 15

17. windroid (unregistered)


Have to ask for some royalties... they're using my nick!

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:16 2

19. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I paid you with a thumbs up :-P

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 01:06

29. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


how about anotha patent trolls?? :D

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:19 4

2. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Windows + Android = WindowsAndroid!
I like the idea of this thing..

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:23 3

4. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Agreed! I love both platforms and this is like true love xD

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:22 2

3. Tsoliades (Posts: 185; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss​ss
This is amazing.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:43

9. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


There is a trojan in the file...Just deep scanned it after it took so long to get downloaded

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 13:29

23. aokde (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


no there's not. kaspersky didn't detect anything. (kaspersky is most powerful antivirus i know for consumers...)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:35

30. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


nope i think the most powerful is Norton.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:23

32. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


yeah right..Norton is the most powerful but I think that Kaspersky is enough for Home users like me :)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:22

31. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I also scanned the file with kaspersky....
it had trojan virus..
please deep scan again..

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:27 2

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Cool! Can't wait to try it!

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:37 7

6. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


welcome to the android family window!!

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:41 5

7. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


that is great !!! long live android an the new member !!!

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:42

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Just install android x86 .
I've been running it since gingerbread

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:43 5

10. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


welcome window to the house of android

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:44 1

11. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


This s**t has a trojan virus..
Just deep scan it...You'll get to know it yourself.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:45

12. yowanvista (Posts: 275; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


You can't just install any App yet, there isn't even Play Store. This version if full of bugs.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:03 2

13. freebee269 (Posts: 496; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


and here comes the "put android on lumia 920 with this program" enthusiasts.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:50

26. networkdood (Posts: 5512; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


no, you would not do that....but Android ran on the last HTC windows superphone - I am sure Android can run on Win8, but it would be a dual boot.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:55

15. raphz (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


if this thing work perfect in windows 8, than it only a matter of time that this program will work too in wp8, IMO

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:12

18. yowanvista (Posts: 275; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Unlikely, you can't run unsigned code on WP8 and there's UEFI which will block any non-MS code from being launched at startup.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:23

20. freebee269 (Posts: 496; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


windows phone supports a wide range of codes including Javascript, HTML5, C#, c++, visual basic, etc.

For example, you can now write native Windows 8 Desktops programs (formally known as Windows Store Apps) in HTML5/CSS if you want, which is an easy language to support multiple devices with, and the Windows Runtime manages all the code, optimises it, and translates it into a language that Windows understands.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 12:18

21. yowanvista (Posts: 275; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Yes, but porting Android to the WP8 environment is simply impossible due to the code signing process (which has nothing to do with programming languages btw). Unsigned code must be loaded into memory during startup itself but it's impossible with UEFI in WP8 devices.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:24

33. freebee269 (Posts: 496; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


just wondering, do you code apps for android and wp8? because if you do then you'd know it is not impossible. actually, it was easier to bring my app from android to wp8 than it was android to IOS.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 12:43

22. BiN4RY (Posts: 80; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


It would be even better if they ported it for Windows RT

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:18

24. tkvdog (Posts: 44; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Website Is Down Speaks Well?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:49

25. networkdood (Posts: 5512; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Cool idea....again, possible because of what Android is based upon.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:51 1

27. networkdood (Posts: 5512; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gabelic123.desktop8&hl=en
Run the win8 launcher on Android

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:54

28. elirev4 (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Download it here for free...
appdroid.ws/com.gabelic123.desktop8

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