Talking about android don’t only means smartphones or tablets. But most of us have the concept that the android only run’s in portable devices i.e. Smartphone and tablets. Android is an open Source platform which is very flexible in terms of the hardware that it can run on, and so there’s Android runs well on x86 computer as well.
Let’s first have a look over what Android for PC is about. Dubbed Android-x86, is an unofficial build(s) of Google’s operating system designed to work with Intel’s x86 hardware architecture. Available for different PCs. Android-x86 is getting further by adding support for other hardware manufacturers. Here is a complete guide on how to install Android 4.4 KitKat on your PC.
See also: Install Android on iPhone with Bootlac
How to Install Android on PC
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- Android x86 ISO please Download the most appropriate.
- USB Flash drive is recommended or you can use a CD/DVD.
- A partition for Android on your PC hard disk and should have enough space for Android installation: 10GB for KitKat 4.4.2, 8GB for Jelly Bean 4.2 and 4.3, 2GB for Froyo – ICS.
- UNetbootin to create bootable USB thumb drive you can download here.
Download the appropriate version of Android-x86 ISO compatible with your hardware, and UNetbootin. Plug a USB drive in the computer and run UNetbootin to create a bootable USB drive from ISO image that you downloaded earlier.
Click the “Diskimage” radio button, click the browse button and choose the ISO file from your PC, select the type USB Drive and partition letter. Click the OK button to create USB drive.
Now reboot your PC and choose USB drive as a bootable device. Some settings might need changing under your system’s BIOS to do that.
A menu will appear choose Install Android x86 to hard disk.
Select the partition to install Android x86 on. If using a new partition for that, it’s better to format it.
Few prompts will appear pertaining to installation of GRUB Bootloader. just allow them.
Another prompt will ask you to make system /r/w. Hit Yes on this, especially if you’d like to modify your Android x86 installation later.
You will get another prompt to install virtual SD card if you are installing ICS or earlier, 1800 MB of space must be used and it is maximum supported, Reboot your PC
Thats all,it will be a multiboot setup,you can choose either to boot to windows or android.