How To Run Android On Your Netbook Or Desktop

The latest release of Google with their Android OS is a very interesting feature that you may have on your mobile. Because of its perfect OS for mobile, many have thought of using it on desktops or laptops. This tutorial will actually help you to operate the Google’s Android OS on your desktop or laptop by using a flash drive or memory card.

Android On Netbook

Pre-Requisites To Run Android On Your Netbook Or Desktop

1. For the first step, you may need to first download the stable release of the Android OS. Follow this link to the official download site of the Android OS: http://www.android-x86.org/download.

After reaching the download page, go straight to the “StableRelease” section and click the “View” word under the “android-x86-1.6-r2.iso”. While downloading the file, you may want doing the net step for the mean time.

2. You will also need to download the UNetbootin which will help you to embed the Android OS to your memory card or flash drive. Here’s the link to the download page of UNetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/. This will only take a few minutes to be fully downloaded. Once downloaded, you will now need to run the file.

On the popped out image from UNetbootin, click the bullet beside the word “DiskImage”. Then, at the other side of the image just along the “DiskImage” row, click the “…” button which will help you to locate where you downloaded the Android OS ISO file. Choose your downloaded Android OS file, choose what type of external drive you are going to use at the lower left corner of the interface then click “OK”.

3. After the loading of Android OS on your external drive, the program will ask you for a “reboot”. If you want to just open the Android OS to your computer,you have the freedom of now rebooting your machine and just run it directly on your computer. Rebooting your machine will allow the computer to start running from BIOS while the flash drive is still attached to your machine.

Running Android OS On Netbook Or Desktop

After downloading all the needed files, you will now need to go on in making it work with the help of the BIOS.

1. Now, reboot the machine without removing the flash drive. That will automatically redirect you to the BIOS section. However, not all machines can allow you to boot from flash drive. For this case, you will need to repeatedly press F2, F10 depending on the make of your computer and change the boot options. Choose your flash drive, save changes, and reboot the computer.

2. After successfully booting from your flash drive, another interface will pop out. Just click “Live CD – Run Android-x86 without installation”. After selecting that, another prompt will appear having the word “ANDROID#” to be exact. After a couple of seconds, the Android welcome interface will appear and you are now ready to run Android OS on your desktop or laptop.

Running Android OS on desktop and laptop is possible and more than that, you can also install Android applications on it.

Also, it has been found that browsing using Android OS is much faster making this as an alternative way of searching online. However, it may have restrictions when it comes to detection of cameras or Wi-Fi card.

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