WindowsAndroid Runs on Windows Kernel Instead of Linux (Video)

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  • 27 Jan 2013
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  • Ever dreamt about running Android natively within Windows? Well, now you can do that, kind of, thanks to WindowsAndroid, a project from a company called Socketeq, that aims at bringing Android to run natively within Windows, without involving emulation. What’s unique here is that Android runs within Windows based on Windows kernel instead of Linux.


    Right now WindowsAndroid is based on Android 4.0.3, but the work is being done with now to port the newer versions. The full Android experience is supported here and it doesn’t move bad at all. You get full support for GApps, that have to be flashed separately and also get support for a wide range of screen resolutions. If you run it in a window smaller than 1280 x 800, it will rely on the default phone interface and if you get past that resolution, you get a tablet-optimized Android.

    Considering we’re dealing with Android 4.0 here, this means you can use input devices such as keyboards and mice. You can download the 66 MB file needed for this tweak from here. You should know that the software runs natively on the windows kernel under Vista, Win 7 and Win 8, instead of Linux. Did you give this a try yet?

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    SOURCE: Android Police
    VIA: Engadget
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