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WindowsAndroid - Run Android from Windows as a native app

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Detection    2,257

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  • 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!

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  • 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 1920?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:

Website: http://www.socketeq.com/ (Down at the minute)

Download Mirror: http://www.androidfi...288116658471029

Note: Screenshot is from my machine running this and it is fast indeed

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f0rk_b0mb    699

Looks great so far. No crashes yet.

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Ah clever, cheers will give that a shot

Any luck with a file explorer ?

Would you mind uploading the .apk (I'm pretty sure it isn't against anything). How did you get it on the device?

Edit: Ahh...it help to read. You guys are figuring that now. :)

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Detection    2,257

Would you mind uploading the .apk (I'm pretty sure it isn't against anything). How did you get it on the device?

Edit: Ahh...it help to read. You guys are figuring that now. :)

Im hunting for a CWM .zip of any file explorer

I used this gapps zip for Google Play

http://goo.im/gapps/...0429-signed.zip

Extract it and copy contents of

gapps-ics-20120429-signed\system\app

to

C:\SocketeQ\windowsandroid_root\system\app

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

Crashes constantly for me no matter what i do.

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Detection    2,257

The Store is looking a little sparse.....

Mine did that, reopening it a few time fixed it

I read someone saying clearing Cache and Dalvik cache fixed the Play Store 491 error on a real device, but I tried and it made no differernce

Maybe this gapps package is too old?

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remixedcat    2,766

I tried to use ghost commander on my phone to upload to dropbox or skydrive and the upload fails. It only works if apps are transferred to the SD card. I can't upload apks from the phone :(

and I don't think you can move play to the SD card. :( I tried this to get a different version of play that would work.

(I also wanted to have local backups of my apps as well as sometimes the new versions break things and If I get a new phone I'll still have my old good version)

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McKay    3,696

I added an Angry Birds.apk to my Apps folder, it appears in my drawer but it fails to load... >.>

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notchinese    311

Would like to see a quadrant benchmark, lol.

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Detection    2,257

I tried to use ghost commander on my phone to upload to dropbox or skydrive and the upload fails. It only works if apps are transferred to the SD card. I can't upload apks from the phone :(

and I don't think you can move play to the SD card. :(

I tried even downloading .apks from attachments on xda but the download just keeps saying pending

If we can find a CWM zip of a file manager it might work, actually I still have some backups saved from my ICS install of ICS, lets see if they are separate apps or .blobs.....

I added an Angry Birds.apk to my Apps folder, it appears in my drawer but it fails to load... >.>

Same with my attempts

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McKay    3,696

Would like to see a quadrant benchmark, lol.

About as close as you're going to get. 3rd Party apps wont run.

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Detection    2,257

Just copied the contents of my /data/apps backup from last year into /data/apps but it throws some error on boot and hangs on android logo

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McKay    3,696

Managed a link to Chrome, heres a major issue.

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remixedcat    2,766

crashes even when ran as administrator... :( can't get it working on server 2012

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Detection    2,257

crashes even when ran as administrator... :( can't get it working on server 2012

Maybe there is a service or something that windows has, that is normally disabled in server you need to activate ?

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firey    3,814

how is this any different than Bluestacks (which does the exact same thing)

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Detection    2,257

how is this any different than Bluestacks (which does the exact same thing)

Only played with Bluestacks once or twice and from what I saw it only emulated to allow Apps to run in Windows, not actually give the full Android OS environment ?

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remixedcat    2,766

Maybe there is a service or something that windows has, that is normally disabled in server you need to activate ?

possibly....will take a look

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xendrome    4,960

crashes even when ran as administrator... :( can't get it working on server 2012

Your running Server 2012 as your desktop OS aren't you... :/

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Glassed Silver    940

This is probably be the x86 port of Android, a lot of Apps are still ARM-exclusive.

It probably includes or download's Intel's ARM translation layer.

how is this any different than Bluestacks (which does the exact same thing)

BS is as the name implies BS. :p

It's not very stable and is more like a VM and not very beautiful at that.

Idk... not the biggest fan of BS.

Horrible UX.

Glassed Silver:ios

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PGHammer    517

An OS that can be run as an APP... well, I'm sold :D

BlueStacks is similar - in fact, that is what I will compare it to (since I have it installed right now).

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remixedcat    2,766

Your running Server 2012 as your desktop OS aren't you... :/

Yeah.... u mad bro?

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Nashy    1,596

Managed a link to Chrome, heres a major issue.

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It's because it's obviously running x86 so most apps won't be compatible as they are made for ARM.

BlueStacks is similar - in fact, that is what I will compare it to (since I have it installed right now).

Is it actually Android though?

I'm not doing this because I want the apps, I'm doing it because I'm a nerd and I think it's cool.

Can't ADB to it either. That would fix installing things.

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PsYcHoKiLLa    2,028

BlueStacks does the exact same thing but does it properly and it will download all your apps.

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Nashy    1,596

BlueStacks does the exact same thing but does it properly and it will download all your apps.

It doesn't run Android as if it was a tablet though. Which I believe is what we are trying to do. We're just playing around with it.

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PsYcHoKiLLa    2,028

It doesn't run Android as if it was a tablet though. Which I believe is what we are trying to do. We're just playing around with it.

It does, it lets you choose the form factor in the settings for each app, so just choose tablet.

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