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  • How to Run Android on Your Computer

    Android-x86Android isn’t largely thought of as a desktop operating system, but if you’re curious about how Google’s mobile OS works, running it on a device you already have isn’t a bad idea. This will give you an idea of what to expect on a phone or tablet, all without making a single change to your laptop or desktop since you can easily do this from a flash drive or memory card.

  • Remix OS for PC beta: How to dual-boot Windows and Android-as-a-desktop OS

    Android-x86Remix OS is a desktop-style operating system built around Google Android. It lets you run virtually any Android app or game, but it provides a desktop, taskbar, and window manager that makes Google’s mobile operating system feel more like Windows and other desktop operating systems.

  • How Android-x86 and Remix OS are Creating Better Android Tablets

    Android-x86It was not long ago that we discussed both Android tablets and the Pixel C, where we explored the shifts in hardware and software that the big-screen Android devices have been going through in accordance to the tablet market as a whole.

  • How to install Android on a PC

    Android-x86Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, but that does not mean it can’t be installed on the desktop. There are many ways to get Android running on a PC, including virtual device emulators like Genymotion, bootable USB versions like Remix OS, or even full stand alone applications like BlueStacks. Each have their advantages and disadvantages depending on your needs. Here is the full breakdown of each.

  • Phoenix OS is (another) Android-as-a-desktop

    Android-x86Google Android may have been developed as a smartphone operating system (and later ported to tablets, TVs, watches, and other platforms), but over the past few years we’ve seen a number of attempts to turn it into a desktop operating system.

  • How to transfer file to Android-x86 Lollipop VirtualBox with Android Debug Bridge (adb)

    Android-x86After set up the Android-x86 Lollipop on VirtualBox, the next thing that probably comes into your mind is how to transfer a file from your computer to the Android virtual machine, and vice versa. Using the Android Debug Bridge (adb) tool lets you transfer file between computer and VM.

  • How to run Android-x86 5.1 Lollipop with VirtualBox

    Android-x86Android-x86 is a project that ports Android to x86 platforms that allows us install and run Android on the PC. The latest stable release prebuilt image is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop favors. With more new improvement comparing to the Android 4.4 Kitkat, the Lollipop's worth mentioning key features are:

  • How to Set Up FMOD, Cocos2D-x, and OpenAL Libraries for Android on Intel Architecture

    Android-x86Previously, we’ve gone through instructions on how to compile a FFmpeg library on x86 architecture. This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of setting up and compiling different libraries that are used in gaming and multimedia specifically for x86 target platforms. We will go through the setup of FMOD*, Cocos2D-x*, and OpenAL*.

  • How to Ensure You Are Using Intel HAXM for Android Emulator

    Android-x86Intel® Developer Zone offers tools and how-to information for cross-platform app development, platform and technology information, code samples, and peer expertise to help developers innovate and succeed. Join our communities for Android, Internet of Things, Intel® RealSense™ Technology, and Windows to download tools, access dev kits, share ideas with like-minded developers, and participate in hackathon’s, contests, roadshows, and local events.

  • Introducing the First Android-x86 4.4.4 KitKat OS with Linux Kernel 4.0 and GAPPS

    Android-x86Arne Exton, the creator of numerous Linux distros, had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability of a new build of his custom Android-x86 project, based on Android KitKat 4.4.4 and designed to allow users to run Android on their computers.

  • How to prepare libGDX to natively support Intel x86 CPUs running Android

    Android-x86With Android x86-based Intel® architecture devices increasing in prominence in the marketplace, the libGDX team set out to ensure developers could seamlessly deploy their games and apps with the use of a single cross-platform framework. This case study gives a brief introduction to libGDX and then shows how little effort it takes to port a huge existing code base to x86-based Android devices!

  • VirtualBox + Android x86 for FitBit Flex and Moto 360 on Linux

    Android-x86Got a new Moto 360 smartwatch as a gift from our company. Unfortunately this one couldn’t be used as a standalone tool and needs to be paired to some device first. This device should Android 4.4+. Yeah, fair enough, since that version Android introduced BT 4.0 Low Energy.

  • How to Develop and Evaluate 64-bit Android Apps on Intel x86 Platforms

    Android-x86Nowadays more and more mobile devices are powered by 64-bit architecture, and using 64-bit Android* is a great way to gain access to that market. This article will introduce Android on Intel® 64-bit architecture and discuss its unique compatibilities, including technical details and performance gains for Android on Intel® Atom™ processor-based platforms.

  • How to Install and Run Android 4.4 KitKat alongside Windows ?

    Android-x86Have you ever installed Ubuntu, Fedora or any other Linux based operating system alongside windows. At-least Tried? No! No worries here is a step-by-step guide on “How to Install and Run Android 4.4 KitKat alongside Windows ?” and this is way simple than the above operating systems because it is a mobile operating system and doesn’t require any sort of drivers and installations. Just install and run.

  • How to Run Android 4.4 KitKat on Windows with VirtualBox

    Android-x86Android-x86 is a project that ports Android OS to x86 platforms. It allows we to run Android right on our PC, instead of working exclusively on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices. This is the first Android 4.4 KitKat release candidate for PC. It is based on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat-MR1 release). The key features contain:

  • How To Install Android KitKat On Your PC Natively

    Android-x86When we talk about Android, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? I bet 99% of the people will answer smartphones or tablets (unless there’s an app that you’re crazy about and that’s what you prefer). However, Android, being the open source platform that it is, offers much more flexibility in terms of the hardware that it can run on, and so there’s Android out there that can run just fine on x86 computer architecture as well. Yup – full-blown Android running natively, not the likes of BlueStacks! In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to get that.

  • How to install Android 4.4 KitKat in Windows using VirtualBox

    Android-x86Google’s confectionery legacy of Android operating systems has enough digital sugar to make you nauseous. It all started in 2009 with Android 1.5 Cupcake and now five years later, Google ‘s infatuation with sweets lives on through KitKat. KitKat is a great OS but you need the physical tablet or smartphone before you can actually play with it.

  • How to emulate Android on your PC

    Android-x86Wish you could see what Android’s all about or to test a particular feature without having to shell out for yet another device? There are plenty of good, free ways to emulate Android on the PCs you already own!

  • 4 Ways to Run Android on Your PC and Make Your Own “Dual OS” System

    Android-x86Intel is now interested in pushing “Dual OS” PCs — devices with both Windows 8 and Android on them. But you don’t have to buy a new PC to do this — you can run Android apps and even the Android operating system on your current PC.

  • How to Install Android on Your Windows 8 Tablet

    windows8Windows 8 tablets are becoming more widely used, but the operating system – at least in its Modern mode – is light on the ground with particular apps. One way around this is to install Android on your tablet.