Thursday, September 22, 2016

How To Install Android On Your PC

Although Android is an operating system designed for mobile devices, the system and its ecosystem of applications are for a very comfortable working environment even on the desktop. How to install Android on a PC.


Nougat Android 7.0 (Beta) Android-x86

Android-x86 is an open source project designed to bring Android to desktop computers with x86 processors instead ARM chips found in most Android phones. Android-x86 is still in its infancy, it has some bugs, but it is still a working version of Android 7.0 on your computer.


The main problem we had was related to Wi-Fi - I was unable to connect to the Internet and download applications - but the Android system itself is soft.

   Android nougat on a PC. / © AndroidPIT

How to install Android-x86 Android 7.0 Nougat base

You will need a USB stick with at least 2GB of FAT-32 storage format

Android Download this picture: nougatx8620160902.iso.bz2

Unzip the file with 7zip, or a similar program

Connect the USB device to your computer

Rufus open the program. the connected USB drive is detected. In the dialog box, select "ISO Image" and press the next button to find the image in the file just unzip

Now click "Start" to flash Android x86 on USB memory

Once completed, restart your computer

Once reloaded, enter the BIOS or UEFI and choose to boot from a USB key

Split Screen Nougat Android-x86. / © AndroidPIT

Final Thoughts on Android-x86

As I mentioned above, there is a problem with the functioning of the Internet, but you can try most of the functions and new features that come with Android nougats. It's in beta, so some comments are expected. If you want a real Android desktop experience, I recommend you try the marshmallow Remix OS connection, described below.



Android 6.0 OS with Marshmallow Remix

OS Android is a remixed version of very stable and highly productive desktop. It is based on the Android-x86 project, but offers several additional features to do, from my point of view, the best Android experience to the desktop.


The free download is available for 32-bit and 64-bit and installation is simple.


remix OS is the best way to make the Android experience on the desktop. / © AndroidPIT

How to install the operating system based on Android 6.0 Remix Marshmallow

You will need a USB drive with at least 8GB of storage space available in FAT-32 format. You can also use a disk partition, if you prefer

Download Remix OS images 32 or 64 bits depending on the computer's processor

Unzip the file with 7zip, or a similar program

Inside the unzipped folder are instructions, a md5sum file to verify that the image is intact, the .iso image and an executable installation file

Connect the USB device to your computer and double-click the executable installation file

When the installer opens search the .iso image, select the icon refers to the USB key, and then click OK

When finished, the computer will restart

Start your computer in the BIOS or UEFI startup and operating system Remix select USB to launch the Android system

Remix OS offers a unique experience of Android. / © AndroidPIT

Final Thoughts on OS Remix

In early 2016, I was testing the first beta for OS Remix and it worked pretty well. This version, however, is much more stable, it is clear that it is a project that was the subject of a lot of hard work. Moreover, the founder of Android-x86 project now runs on OS Remix. It is a comprehensive desktop experience on the Android operating system perfectly adapted to the big screen and mouse. Take a look.



Android emulators for PC

drive OS remix

Another way to get the Android experience on the big screen is to use an emulator. One of the best, and the only race with marshmallow is drive Remix OS. This is a remix version of the operating system on a virtual machine to run directly on a Windows environment.


Just download Remix OS drive, unzip and run the file in the RemixOSPlayer.exe. Initially, you will be asked to put some things and is very easy to start. To use the mouse emulator window press Ctrl Alt.


On the right, you have several options and a menu where you can change aspects of the emulation that the battery status, location, network signal and record images. To move files from the emulation system simply drag and drop.


The interface emulator Remix. / © AndroidPIT

Note: If you see this error: "the x86_64 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration!

Please make sure HAXM Intel is properly installed and the state of the acceleration of CPU used. You can not open the device HAXM :. ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND, "just go into the Remix OS drive folder> RemixOSPlayer> remixemu> haxm windows_v6_0_3-and-run intelhaxm android.exe file Once completed can be repeated Remix OS Player and that should work.


Other emulators and alternatives

There are a wide range of Android emulator for PC, but OS Remix Player is the best, because others tend to use earlier versions of Android like Lollipop and KitKat. popular emulators include BlueStacks, Andy, and Droid4x Koplayer. For Linux, you can use shashlik, which is still under development.


So there is no excuse to try Android on your PC. Do you like the idea of ​​having Android on the desktop?

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