Android on a Netbook

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Here is something i found when randomly browsing the internet, Android x86, basically a port of Googles Android OS for Netbooks.

    Its fun to play with, especially if you have never used an Android based phone for more than 5 minutes before. Android works pretty well on a netbook surprisingly, it will pickup my neighbors WI-FI and connect to my mobile phone via Bluetooth.

    Any phone features like the inbox just error when loading them up, however you can access the Android app store and download applications. The web browser works fine and is quite snappy, not really too sure about the games i think they need a touch screen.

    If you want to try it out you can download the Android ISO from here: Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC (Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86 )

    As my Netbook has no DVD drive i downloaded UNetbootin and made a bootable SD card with Android on.

    I shall play around with it some more at a later date.
     

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    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    Runs fine on the Asrock ION 330. Video is a bit laggy, though still works fine. Ethernet is even working! ;)
     
  3. Dark Scyth

    Dark Scyth Moderator

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    Some games are touch, not really sure if a touchscreen would work for it though. There are also other games that are based on the level of the phone, if it were flat and then leaned one way or another, so those would probably never work.
     
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    Apparently you can use a USB mouse to emulate touch features, I will have to try it again at some point.

    I did a random video of it the other week, YouTube just took ages to process it so I forgot to post it ;)

    Not very interesting and lacking sound but still, demonstrates it quite well.

    [video=youtube;44vJ8TP-do4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44vJ8TP-do4[/video]
     
  5. LeeClynch3

    LeeClynch3 Resident

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    Like Putting Random Operating Systems On Your Netbook Don't You Nutter? :D
     
  6. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    This netbook is great for testing things out on, usually because they just work. So far its had on it at some point:

    Windows XP
    Ubuntu
    OSX
    Windows 7
    Chrome OS
    Mego
    Android
     
  7. LeeClynch3

    LeeClynch3 Resident

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    Good Little Netbook Then? Haha :)
     
  8. i had android pr installed on my acer aspire one but dousent have the calling feature but dont use it as i only have pre-paid broadband and it wont install but its a good os
     
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    ive tried chrome os flow on a netbook the os is too horrible for me lol
     
  10. LeeClynch3

    LeeClynch3 Resident

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    This Is So Going On My Old Laptop With No Screen :D Thanks Insanenutter!!
     

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