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#1 Villain

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

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From the Official Website:

 

  • WindowsAndroid is Android running with Windows kernel!
  • It does not run by a simulator (such as VirtualBox), it's on real machine, so it's fast!
  • It keeps full Android capabilities. You can run all Android apps, including 3D games!

 

Here is the Official Stats and Specs list (typos and all)

  • Current ported Android version is 4.0.3r1, new version is being developed.
  • Can run on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • Has exactly the same user experience with the original Android 2.
  • Integrated with Windows’ applications, such as Flash, Windows Media Player, etc.
  • Supports any UI resolution, such as 1920Ă—1080
  • Supports windowing mode or full-screen mode, window scaling in windowing mode, and switching between windowing mode and full screen mode.
  • Supports IO devices such as mouse, keyboard, remote control.
  • Supports Ethernet, pppoe.

The interesting thing of this is that generally whatever you can do in Android, you can do in WindowsAndroid. Web Browsing, etc... not just run Android apps!

 

To get an early release of WindowsAndroid, you first have to fill out the download form (make sure to provide a valid email address) and grab the hefty 64.8MB installer via the download link you receive in your inbox. WindowsAndroid takes up about 300MB and comes with a cute Android robot icon. Firing it up presents you with a command prompt that loads all the components and then this familiar screen:

 

 

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http://www.socketeq.com/

Edit: The site is down, download it from here. (Thanks Darren 54)

Edit: You can sideload apps (.apk) by putting them in this folder.

 

windowsandroid_root\data\app

 

 

OP's note:

Seems like BlueStacks has competition!

Also, this is a Chinese website (hence the English typo's) and that website has been Slashdotted.

If you don't know that that is or what it mean, then your geek cred it ruined.  

(Hint: One of the biggest Nerd News sites ever.  Makes Reddit look like Geocities)


Edited by Villain, 26 January 2013 - 07:27 PM.


#2 Phenom II

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Site doesn't even finish loading, multiple typo's, got no email for the installer

 

POS that I would run in a VM if anything



#3 Villain

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Thats because the website made front page on Slashdot.  Keep that in mind.  So give it a try every 15 minutes or so.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:33 AM

Video demos :woot:

 

 



#5 P.McGinley

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:45 AM

Wow, the real Android on Windows! BlueStacks is also nice but this is the real thing! (Y)



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

Very useful, both for the developers and for those who want to test Android before buying a tablet.



#7 K.L.Devine

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

BlueStacks offers a Cloud Connect app to sync apps installed in phone and PC. Can we do this in WindowsAndroid?



#8 HellDriver

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

i m using bluestak to try aaps before installing to my tab ...so i should try this too....nice work ...



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

The website you were trying to reach is temporarily unavailable. trying every 15 mins geeing this msg....will try till end of my life ..lol ;)

#10 Darren 54

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

Download it from here:

http://www.androidfi...288116658471029



#11 Villain

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

So glad you guys like it!  I saw this and thought "Must post to WM..."



#12 _akier_

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Good find Villain. A must app for any computer nerd :D



#13 Phenom II

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Download it from here:

http://www.androidfi...288116658471029

 

 

Cheers, I tried with 2 different emails and still no reply with a link, checked spam etc



#14 FalseAgent

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

holy. shit.

 

the day has come.



#15 Phenom II

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Had a big crash earlier and took a good few minutes to end all the processes that kept restarting



#16 Phenom II

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

How are you supposed to install apps with no market and no file explorer ?

 

 

EDIT - you can install Gapps by extracting an ICS gapps package and copying the files to their respective folders in the install dir but you can't download from the market without a 491 error



#17 Villain

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

You can sideload apps (.apk) by putting them in this folder.

 

windowsandroid_root\data\app

 

Sorry i forgot to mention this.  Will update first post with this info.



#18 Phenom II

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

You can sideload apps (.apk) by putting them in this folder.

 

windowsandroid_root\data\app

 

Sorry i forgot to mention this.  Will update first post with this info.

 

Yea I've been trying that but although they appear in the app draw, the FC as soon as they try to open

 

Have you got a file manager/explorer that works by doing that? If you have can you post it and then sideloading will be fine because we can just navigate to that folder and install the .apks



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

no full screen mode ..no back button option .... :(



#20 Phenom II

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

no full screen mode ..no back button option .... :(

 

 

Back button is in the same place as always, bottom left of the screen with the other 2 buttons



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