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SionicIon    76

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. :)

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Osiris    804

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

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ingramator    70

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

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nitins60    34

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

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bigmehdi    70

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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LUTZIFER    473

Sweet!! Personally I'd rather have that on it too over Windows 8.

Anyways... nice going, enjoy.

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

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)

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

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

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Klownicle    64

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

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PmRd    291

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

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ShareShiz    112

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

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vcfan    2,337

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

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nekkidtruth    468

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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Detection    2,256

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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Shadrack    601

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 ;).

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vcfan    2,337

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:

not under normal circumstances? what is it that's hindering its performance? can you enlighten me? metro on windows 8 running on an older atom netbook using software rendering is smoother than a java phone os(android) running on a core i5. ridiculous.

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 ;).

last i heard, android doesn't have tablet apps. and why are you comparing windows phone? the surface runs windows 8. who wants to run phone apps on a computer?

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nekkidtruth    468

not under normal circumstances? what is it that's hindering its performance? can you enlighten me? metro on windows 8 running on an older atom netbook using software rendering is smoother than a java phone os(android) running on a core i5. ridiculous.

What's ridiculous is that you're attempting to use this particular instance where someone had to basically jimmy-rig an install of Android on a tablet specifically designed/optimized for Windows 8, as proof Android sucks. I suppose when you can't provide anything solid...grasping works.

Keep trying I guess?

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HawkMan    5,164

It's a normal computer, it's not specifically designed for windows 8. that's the most ridiculous thing I've heard.Meanwhile this specifically designed for windows8 computer runs any other OS just fine...

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nekkidtruth    468

It's a normal computer, it's not specifically designed for windows 8. that's the most ridiculous thing I've heard.Meanwhile this specifically designed for windows8 computer runs any other OS just fine...

So the Surface Pro was designed for Windows 7? No? Ubuntu? No? Hmm. Ok maybe OSX? No? I don't recall ever stating that no other OS could possibly run on the Surface Pro. I did however state that it's ridiculous to say another OS sucks based on a jimmy-rigged install on a device it was never even released on. The point still stands.

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BajiRav    2,121

So the Surface Pro was designed for Windows 7? No? Ubuntu? No? Hmm. Ok maybe OSX? No? I don't recall ever stating that no other OS could possibly run on the Surface Pro. I did however state that it's ridiculous to say another OS sucks based on a jimmy-rigged install on a device it was never even released on. The point still stands.

Core i5 with HD4000. What is specifically designed for Windows 8 in that? There is additional hardware to support its touch interface that is all. I am not surprised that Android lagged because unlike a general purpose OS such as Windows/Ubuntu, it will need optimization for different hardware configs.

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HawkMan    5,164

So the Surface Pro was designed for Windows 7? No? Ubuntu? No? Hmm. Ok maybe OSX? No? I don't recall ever stating that no other OS could possibly run on the Surface Pro. I did however state that it's ridiculous to say another OS sucks based on a jimmy-rigged install on a device it was never even released on. The point still stands.

It's a cmputer sold with windows 8, but there's nothing windows 8 special about it, it's a regular computer. it runs any other OS liek any other computer with similar hardware would run it. it just so happens that android x86 runs REALLY horrible on ANYTHING. it's not a usable OS, it's not even worth playing with.

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MDboyz    556

Yep under 'abnormal' circumstances, it may need at least i7 to run smoothly ;) ...

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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