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Monday, March 7, 2011

How to install Android OS on Windows?

Android OS is an open source mobile operating system owned by Google  and developed by the Android developer community. Android is based on Linux, and it is widely used in mobile phones, and also waiting for its entry into tablets and netbook computer segment. Though it is a mobile OS, we can virtually run Android ISO image form, that we can use to boot Android from a USB drive or CD. We can also use a desktop vitalization application like SUN VirtualBox and install (virtually) or operate Android OS in Windows and other OS platforms. Though we cannot exactly reproduce and use Android just like as in mobile phones, give it a try if you are planning to buy an Android device or curious to know about its user interface, menu options, etc. Here we will point you to the Live Android download, and help you to  install Android OS in Windows, virtually using SUN VirtualBox application. on Linux, Intel Mac and even in Windows. Live Android is a special compilation of Android OS in a CD

Download Android OS Live image version:
Download Android Live CD  here.

Credits:  Live Android and Google Code.

After download, unzip LiveAndroid.zip and join the two .iso files with HJsplit for Windows.

Now download and install SUN (Now Oracle) VirtualBox for Windows from here.

After installation, Open VirtualBox and click on create new virtual machine .

Create Android Virtual Machine

Enter the name as Android and Operating system choice as Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. In all upcoming steps, click next after competing with all the required instructions given below.

Set memory. (keep it as default)

From radio buttons, create new hard disk.

Select Dynamically expanding storage .

Set Android virtual disk location and a suitable size (say 20GB)

Now click Finish to create a new Android VirtualBox.

Android Virtual Machine in Windows XP

Now from VirtualBox interface select Android and click start .

First run wizard opens.

In next step, select media source as image and browse to the location of the joined Live Android .ISO image .

Let the wizard complete. It will open the the Android OS  home (given below) after execution. When we click mouse anywhere, it will pop-up a box- click capture and continue.

Android Home                    
Android Menu

You can also test Google Chrome OS preview ( ISO image) in SUN VirtualBox using a similar method given here.

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Anonymous said...

nice way...
but i think that Android SDK is much better than installing Android Virtually..

Anonymous said...

bt bro in Android SDK u mst know about all the commands to perform operations on Android OS

but virtually we can use it as an a OS

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