Run Android OS on Your PC With VirtualBox/Live CD

Quite sometime back, we had written a tutorial which showed you how to run Android OS on your Windows based PC. Now Softpedia has reported about an Live CD distro for EEE PCs and other x86 (32-bit) platform. The Android-x86 project, is a project to port the Open source Android OS to work on a x86 platform.

The Android-x86 distro is based on Android 1.6 aka Donut and uses the Linux kernel version 2.6.29. The distro also supports Wi-Fi connections and provides users with a GUI for Ethernet configuration.

Here are some screenshots of the Android-x86 distro running on Sun VirtualBox.

Android OS Bootscreen

Android OS Home Screen

Android-x86 Features

  • Kernel 2.6.29, KMS enable
  • Wifi support with GUI
  • Ethernet configuration GUI
  • Better disk installer
  • Power Suspend/resume (S3 mode)
  • Battery Status
  • Software mouse cursor
  • Mouse wheel
  • Support netbook native resolution
  • Audio (ALSA)
  • V4l2 Camera support
  • External monitor support
  • External storage auto mount support
  • Support external keyboard
  • Proxy settings
  • Debug mode with busybox
  • Bluetooth

To install and run the Android-x86 OS on your PC, download the ISO file (198MB) and follow the instructions in this post, to run it with Sun VirtualBox. You can also burn the installation to disc and then use it to install the Android OS on your PC.

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