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WindowsAndroid lets you run Android natively within Windows

By Jos
Jan 25, 2013
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  1. It’s already possible to run Android apps on Windows PCs thanks to a clever little app called BlueStacks. But now a group of Chinese developers are looking to take it a step further by actually allowing you to run the...

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  2. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    "Running Android on a desktop will have little to no practical use for most people, but the project itself seems interesting nonetheless and it?s worth a look if you haven?t had a chance to play with the platform yet. To try it out you?ll need to fill out a form on the developer?s site to get a download link on your inbox."

    SO, say you have a surface pro. Not only do you have Windows Apps, you now have Androids apps as well. You can't complain about windows lack of apps in their ecosystem while using this. Very interesting.
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 710   +217

    You might try reading the article again. Slowly. In fact, you might try reading everything that way.
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    I don't understand how I read this incorrectly. It'd be nice if you elaborated instead of just calling me retarded.

    "A thread on Reddit offers some guidance on how to get around this problem."

    Even if the workaround only half works, you could be rest assured that'd get more peoples attention and this could still lead to the same outcome. This could do well on XDA(or any hacking scene), as the windows devs there are barely hacking anything. This has potential, imo. I mean, the Surface Pro isn't even out yet.
  5. Justgivemeaname

    Justgivemeaname TS Rookie Posts: 37

    "as a native application on your on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machine."

    That's why he said read it again slowly. It's for desktops, not tablets.
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    And surface Pro runs Windows 8........... The full version. Wait, do you guys not know anything about Windows 8? I thought everyone have been bashing it for actual reasons and not just talking out of their ***.
  7. Justgivemeaname

    Justgivemeaname TS Rookie Posts: 37

    I'll bet you that this will not run on the surface, pro or otherwise. It may have the full version of Windows 8, but you are still limited by the environment in which it runs.
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 975   +31

    Looks like it could be useful. Bluestacks is a good idea, but what I tried of it was pretty crappy and, worse, uninstallable. So an alternative won't be bad.

    Still very much work in progress, but I agree with Chazz, it could be pretty nice for Windows tablets. I imagine it could also be extended to Windows RT.
  9. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    What limitations are there? I'm not gonna say you're wrong, it's just that I don't see any. There is nothing, as far as I know, preventing you from side loading app on the "pro" versions of windows tablets. Android supports touch, and I know that their apps are compiled for ARM, but I thought the point of this is to enable you to use these app on your x86 system. I'm under the impression that these tablets will use windows 8, the same as I'm using to write this. The hardware doesn't matter, if the foundation is the same.
  10. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    I'm with you. The Surface Pro doesn't have any more limitations than any other similar tablet, or an ultrabook (except of course the physical differences.

    I personally have a Samsung Series 7 Slate, which runs Win9 wonderfully on its second-generation i5 and 4GB of DDR3. The Surface Pro is significantly higher-specced than what I have, so it should have even less of an issue with "limitations"

    TL:DR: You're right, the surface pro is a full-fledged PC in a small package.
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +536

    How long before we have Windows running natively within Android? :)
     
  12. OortCloud

    OortCloud TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Chazz you are absolutely right.

    Keep reading at the speed you are it's not you with the problem!


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