Don’t have a G1 or HTC Magic with a $500+ price tag? And you still want to take a peak at Google Android on your desktop?
A group of ingenious hackers have posted an x86 version of Android OS that will run on your desktop computer. However, a few video and network card drivers aren’t compatible at the moment, but the team asks the users to contact them if there is a malfunction, so that they can add support.
Three easy steps to get Android working on your PC:
- Download LiveCD .iso file of Live-Android. (download link given below)
- Burn it to a CD.
- Boot your PC from that CD.
And you are done!
It will also run without a reboot in a virtualization environment provided by applications such as VirtualBox and Microsoft Virtual PC/Windows Virtual PC.
Check out the video below to see Google Android in action on a PC:
Google also has a separate Chrome OS in works which will work on PCs (netbooks initially).
Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems.
Download Google Android LiveCD