Sunday, January 30, 2011

Running Froyo on your laptop

I have posted about running android on netbook or laptop [link] last year July. That time was Android 1.6 only.
Recently I have downloaded Android 2.2 a.k.a Froyo that have been modified to run on x86 a.k.a. any normal netbook/laptop.

Since Pentium 4 laptop not with me at the moment, so I give it a try on Virtual Box.
See picture below, it is Android 2.2.1.

Since the network connection to/from VirtualBox is not working, so I can't try out the web browser or google map or anything that need Internet connection. However when I switch to animated wallpapers, which is very famous for Android phone, I got 50% of my CPU on the laptop used by the the VirtualBox. Hmm... How it gonna run on old system?

I might try it on the old Pentium 4 laptop to see if it works or not, not with VirtualBox, but with LiveCD feature on that ISO. Now I need to figure out how to make a bootable USB drive and make that Pentium 4 boot from it...... That is another story, stay tune. :)

Opps..... The ISO of the Android x86:
or here 
Download the generic one if you are not any of the netbook listed there.

p/s: since this ISO made by 3 Chinese guy, this Android x86 support Chinese input :)

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