Windows + Android = WindowsAndroid!

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



1. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Not WindowsAndroid! It's WinDroid :D

14. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Or Andows? lol ;)

16. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Hmmmmmm, 4.0 is kinda old now.

17. windroid unregistered

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

19. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I paid you with a thumbs up :-P

29. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

how about anotha patent trolls?? :D

2. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

4. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

3. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss​ss This is amazing.

9. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

23. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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

30. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

nope i think the most powerful is Norton.

32. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

31. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Cool! Can't wait to try it!

6. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

welcome to the android family window!!

7. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

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

8. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

10. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

welcome window to the house of android

11. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

12. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

13. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

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

26. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

15. raphz

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 22, 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

18. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

20. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 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.

21. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

33. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 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.

22. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

24. tkvdog

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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