Windows 10: Andriod Comes Alive (Maybe)

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  1.    03 May 2018 #1

    Andriod Comes Alive (Maybe)


    Has anyone successfully put (dual booted) Windows 10 and Andriod together? If not, then what type of machine should I get that will run Andriod without being a tablet?

    Thanks.
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  2.    03 May 2018 #2

    I don't believe you can do what you want, at least not legally. Your typical computer uses a different processor architecture than a typical Android device.

    The closest you may get for now is a Chromebook running ChromeOS.
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  3.    03 May 2018 #3

    If I do get a chromebook, without doing anything else to it, will that run all andriod stuff?
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       03 May 2018 #4

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I don't believe you can do what you want, at least not legally. Your typical computer uses a different processor architecture than a typical Android device.

    The closest you may get for now is a Chromebook running ChromeOS.
    Android is open source software...there is nothing illegal in dual booting Android and Windows. Even most virtual machines used for development are compiled in x86 just to enable accelerations like Intel HAXM.

    There exist tons of Android builds for x86 and x64 architecture. It's not just for ARM. Android is Linux in its core, so making a dual boot system should not be that difficult.

    I'll see if I find a nice tutorial for this... :)

    As a starter, OP should go to android-x86.org
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  5.    03 May 2018 #5

    It's been mentioned before here, for example: Dual boot Windows 10 and Android-x86 Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    I think more recent x86/Lineage installers may well auto-detect that you already have a Windows 10 install and offer to add it to GRUB for you.

    Many Chromebooks will not run Android apps, but apparently some now do: These are the Chromebooks that can run Android apps from Google Play | Android Central
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  6.    03 May 2018 #6

    The ability to run Android apps on ChromeOS is supposed to be a coming feature.

    Since it does seem possible, I wouldn't bother with a dual-boot (dead technology). Virtualize it.
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  7.    03 May 2018 #7

    I use Memu on my computer and can run kik or other Android apps with no problem.
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       03 May 2018 #8

    Don't confuse ChromeOS with Android...they are far from the same thing and should thus be excluded from this thread.

    Anyways, since Android and its software indeed is mainly developed for ARM, one need also a x86 to ARM translation library that translates native instructions from one architecture to another on the fly. This enables ARM software to run on x86 Android machine without significant speed losses.
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       03 May 2018 #9

    @timlab55

    Did you already try the Android LiveCD/DVD from android-x86.org? If not, then I suggest you first try that. I think it can also be converted to a bootable USB-stick but I have not yet tested this.

    Let's work on this together. I think I'll try all this in a VM first, but it should not be much different from a physical install.
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  10.    03 May 2018 #10

    stealth2920 said: View Post
    I use Memu on my computer and can run kik or other Android apps with no problem.
    If I spoke and understood Japanese, it would be no problem. Thanks. The game I play is Risk - Global Dom., and lately I've been getting network connection lost and losing a ton of points. That is why I need a native andriod, but don't want to fork over the money for a tablet. I would like to have (as most of us would), is a machine that does it all.
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