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#1 Sionic Ion

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:13

Hey guys, I got Android running on my Surface and wanted to share. Thought this would be the more appropriate forum since it seems like news. The tutorial is in the description on the YouTube video. :)




#2 Osiris

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:30

No idea why you would want to do that, but tip of the hat to you anyway.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:37

How could you!! On a serious note that's awesome mate, might give it a spin just to check out the action! Thanks!

#4 nitins60

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:19

What's the big deal in that. Afterall Surface Pro is full fledged PC

#5 bigmehdi

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:41

Would be more impressive with a surface RT device. It's less interesting with surface pro, because I suppose people buy it to run "regular" windows app.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:46

Sweet!! Personally I'd rather have that on it too over Windows 8.
Anyways... nice going, enjoy.

#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 15:47

not sure why you would want to step backwards with a windows tablet taking it to android however, they have stated that the Surface Pro can run any number of PC enabled OS's

On a side note i wish i could install windows 8 RT on my Xoom tablet (or even the Ubuntu mobile OS)

#8 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 18:25

Wouldn't it make more sense to just run BlueStacks or YouWave? Then you get the best of both worlds.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:58

Am I the only one seeing a $900 android tablet here?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 00:07

The stupidest part of all this is that Android x86 can barely run apps

#11 ShareShiz

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 00:21

Wouldnt have been easier to just put it in a VM ?

#12 vcfan

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 00:32

even with a core i5 android is laggy LOL lets see how someone can defend this.

#13 nekkidtruth

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:26

even with a core i5 android is laggy LOL lets see how someone can defend this.


The OS wasn't installed under normal circumstances. It's not even fully functional. What is there to defend? Rather than prove a point, you ended up looking like a fool :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:30

It doesn't have to make sense or be PC, its a fun project and I assume it would be easy enough to reinstall 8 pull out a flash drive once done playing with it

Great work OP

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:56

not sure why you would want to step backwards with a windows tablet taking it to android however, they have stated that the Surface Pro can run any number of PC enabled OS's

On a side note i wish i could install windows 8 RT on my Xoom tablet (or even the Ubuntu mobile OS)


Step backwards? Last I heard Windows (Phone) 8 was still lagging pretty far behind in the touch-enabled app department so there are probably lots of software reasons why. What if you are a software developer and want to make something for Android and Windows 8? It isn't like he threw Windows 8 away.

Sure, one could just go out and buy an Android Tablet, but what fun is that!?!?!

I agree with others that a Windows RT tablet running Android would be cooler ;).