If you want to have a version of Android running on your PC, you came to the right place!
Android is a very popular platform with hundreds of millions (if not billions) of devices running it world wide, today we take a look on how and why to have Android on your computer!
To be able to install Android on your computer you need to download Android-X86, which is a project to port Android into the PC architecture, then prepare it for installation on your computer since Android is Linux at heart.
In this post we shall install it in a Virtual machine so we can test it safely, and if you find it suits your needs you can install it directly on your PC.
Installing Android on PC is easy, with a couple of extra steps added to the usual installation, you can find the steps in here.
Once you install it, it looks something like this!
Remember to disable the mouse from input integration to be able to use the mouse as touch input!
now that we covered the how, let’s take a look at the why!
Why to use Android on PC
There are several reasons to use Android on PC: You could be a developer and want to test your applications in a safe environment, or you want to have another account on the VM other than your main account installed on your phone. Or you are like me, you don’t have an Android phone anymore but feel like messing with some applications 😛
It’s a fun project to try! Download the ISO and give it a test drive!
Would you install Android-X86 on an old PC of yours? You think it can be your everyday machine?