Tuesday, July 30, 2013

How to Install Android on PC

run-android-to-virtual machine Virtual Box-
Do you want to run Android on your computer? Android-x86 project ported to the Android platform, x86, ARM. Android-x86 can be installed on a netbook with compatible hardware, but you can install Android on VirtualBox.


Android can function as a second virtual machine, which will make Windows or Linux virtual machine. It allows you to play with the Android interface and install applications on Android full environment on the computer.

What you need
Before you begin, you will VirtualBox and Android-x86 ISO install inside VirtualBox.

Install VirtualBox:
Download and install VirtualBox if you have it installed.

Android-x86 ISO: You can find the latest Android-x86 ISO files on Google Code. Download the latest - Currently Android 4.2.

Creating a virtual machine Android
Now you can open VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine by clicking on the New button. Go through the wizard and configure your virtual machine with the following parameters:

OS: Linux - Linux 2.6
Memory Size: 512 MB
Hard Drive Size: 3 GB or more

Then turn on the new virtual machine VirtualBox and point to the Android-x86 ISO file you downloaded. The installer will start within a virtual machine.

Select Installation and press Enter to continue.

We will have to create a partition for the Android system. Select Create / Modify partitions and press Enter.

Select a new option with the arrow keys and press Enter to create a new partition in the free space.

Select a primary option and press Enter, and then press Enter again to format the partition occupies the entire virtual disk size that you have created.

Highlight Bootable button and press Enter to boot partition, and then choose to write, and press Enter to write the changes to the virtual disk. You will have to type Yes, and press Enter to confirm the change in writing.

Enable Quit and go back to select the partition.

This time you will see the partition you created in the top of the screen. Select the partition and press Enter to install Android on it.

Choose ext3 file system, and then select Yes to format the partition.

Select Yes to install the GRUB boot loader, and then select Yes to install / system to read and write.

Once you're done, you can delete the ISO file and restart the virtual machine.

Android should boot you would any other operating system on your virtual machine. As a smartphone or tablet with Android, you have to go through the installation process and, optionally, provide details Google account. Jump configuration screen, Wi-Fi - Android use standard Internet connection to the virtual machine.

If your mouse does not work, click the machine and select Disable Mouse Integration. Click on a virtual machine and see the mouse cursor. Press the home that will appear in the lower right corner of the virtual machine window (default key: Make Ctrl) to release the mouse pointer over the virtual machine.

You'll start in a real environment of Android, the Google Apps such as Gmail, Google Maps, Play Store and install other programs.

Android is primarily designed for touch input, but can also be used with a mouse and keyboard - this means that the mouse and keyboard PC can function as input devices professional. Just do not try to do everything you need for multi-touch.

This is not the fastest way to run Android applications on your PC - BlueStacks is faster if you want to do is play Temple Run 2 or another Android game on a computer running Windows. However, the Android-x86 provides access to the full Android in a virtual machine. It's a great way to get more familiar with the standard set of Android or just experiment with it as you would experience with a virtual machine running any other operating system.

Go to full screen with a virtual machine files and get an idea of ​​what it would be like to use Android on a laptop. If the rumors we've heard is correct, we will see Android laptops come out this year - Asus Transformer devices such as laptops and Android coupled in work mode.


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