Here is how to install Android on your PC
posted by Victor H. / Nov 26, 2012, 3:22 AM
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
Nice info... But no thanks :) I'm satisfied with my mountain lion :)
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:25 AM 11
Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012
unless i have a touchscreen pc android on pc hardware is history
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:37 AM 1
Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 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?
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 2:42 PM 0
Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012
great option for windows.android rich in features,performance & customization
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:28 AM 5
Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
You mean android is rich in features than windows?
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 4:45 AM 3
I been using android x86 since last year . Zzz
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:34 AM 6
lol....well i didnt know it was old ....its new to me how is it though? is it good?
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:38 AM 3
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 .
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 4:44 AM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 5:30 AM 0
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
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 8:31 AM 1
Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 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...
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:36 AM 1
Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 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.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 6:19 AM 0
Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 27, 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.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 1:00 PM 0
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