Experiment with Androidx86
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.
Lord only knows why they had to create two organizations doing the same thing, with only a hyphen distinguishing one from the other, but android-x86.org has multiple working builds based on Android 2.2.
Works In Parallels 4 for Windows (Win7 64). Select the OS Type as Linux/Other Linux, networking as Bridged, no HD type and mount the ISO
first off, thanks for this post, was relatively quick to create the VM. I'm using Player and have bridged the network connection (it asks and I selected "Replicate Physical Network Connection State") but I cannot browse the internet. Any thoughts/suggestions? (Also, I cannot start the wireless - tried that already)
The ORIGINAL project is in www.android-x86.org, in there there is also a link to a nightly build server, so you can experiment with more edge builds. In Virtualbox, unclick the absolute pointer option, unless you have a touchscreen.
I've been wanting to play with android in a VM for a long time now. I have an android phone and a tablet running 1.6 and 2.1 respectively but I want to learn more about the OS and how it works. I hope this is a good first step. Thanks again.
Evene though program compatability might not be available, Q emulator is still a good x86 emulator, because I have downloaded many ISO images before and this never happened. I run Windows 2 on this emulator, Windows 7, Mac OS 1, OS 9, Kubunut linux, and some other stuff. They need to fix this ISO, that's all I have to say. Thanks everybody, and have a good day.
They need to fix the ISO. I downloaded the USB image to see what it's like. I am going to try it out by emulating it in Q on a PowerPC Mac.
how on earth does it work??????????? its an iso file...opens with image burner then what to do???????
This link seems to be working: http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/downloads/detail?name=android-x86-1.6-r2.iso&can=2&q=
Try installing the OS from the iso instead of using livecd mode, then install the vmware tools for freebsd into the OS.
I would try VMWare server. VMWare player is designed to run with already created VM's not make new ones. I just downloaded and installed it with VMWare server and it worked fine. Bill
Windows Virtual PC isn't likely to work here. Microsoft's VPC product only supports Microsoft operating systems. You may run Microsoft products in VirtualBox, VMWare, and Xen, along with just about any other OS, but MS will not run Unix, Linux or Mac OS.
Try this, http://www.android-x86.org/download I chose the unstable release called froyo vm from august 12. I'm also downloading the unstable generic iso. Download speeds are slow but working.
quite honestly if you don't even know what to do with an ISO file you really don't want to start setting up a virtual machine
Use the usb image.It works. My whole set up worked and i ran the androidlive on my pc BUT whats the use of it.........????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? It just opens a small window where yo get to see the android(phone) like UI and you can play with it....that's all..... i thought it could replace the Windows for a short while and give us a glimpse of what the Android OS would look on PC.
I have successfully got this running on MS Virtual PC. Is there a shortcut to return to the main Android screen from an application?
That's not true anymore. The current VMWare player is used to build new VM's. Server hasn't seen any updates for over 2 years and I guess it won't last very long anymore.
VMWare modified their Player app not long ago to allow VM creation. That is so the VMWare Workstation product is more properly positioned for tasks like running multiple VMs simultaneously, creating VM teams, doing VM snapshots during development work, etc.
That must be why the first item that is seen in the menu under the 'Welcome to VMWare Player' message is 'Create a New Virtual Machine'
Link to the iso has android.com in the link remove that down to the google docs and that works fine. http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B8zPr27w7sHCNWNiNDI5MDctYWViZC00NDg4LThkYTAtNzc1N2Y5ZTIxMjIy