Yes, you read correctly. With a software called VirtualBox, you can actually install Android 3.2 on your machine. But wait, I’m running OSX, can I? Yes. Both Linux, Windows, OSX and Solaris can run VirtualBox and thus Android. It is through a project called Android x86 makes this possible. It is a work to make it possible to install Android on standard PCs.How does it work?
x86 virtualization allows multiple operating systems simultaneously can share the x86 processor resources in a safe and efficient manner, generally known as hardware virtualization. A virtual machine (VM) is a fully insulated installation within your normal operating system. Modern virtual machines are implemented with either software or hardware emulation virtualization. (Wikipedia)
In practice, you can install another operating system like Windows or Linux inside another. Try all Android versions you want. Here you can download Android for x86 in 1.6, 2.2, 2.3 and 3.2 versions. The people behind this project has adapted the Android for a variety of tablets and netbooks, such as Viewsonic Viewpad 10, Inspiron Mini Duo, ASUS Eee PC, ASUS laptops / tablets, Motion M1400 Tablet PC, Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T and HP Pavilion tx2500.Getting Started
The installation of Virtualbox I expect is fine and when you’ve got it applies it to set up a virtual machine and point the virtual CD-ROM to ISO file you downloaded. From there you start up the CD and install Android in the virtual machine. Burning out the ISO file on a CD, to installers this on an actual computer, not just virtually. But here I have made it virtually to show how it behaves. See how I installed Android 3.2 in Virtualbox in just 3-4 minutes.
The response is good NOK and I can use Android like I was sitting on a tablet. I do not have touch-screen laptop, but I can use the mouse as a replacement. I can navigate normally, open and use applications, såfremst they do not have internet. See what works not for more on that question. I can change and manipulate the home screen.
What works not
Touch not going to work. I did not Wifi to work, although I read in other forums that anything to work even if you get error in the WiFi setup. As long as you have turned on the bridge in the network setup in Virtualbox. It may be it is because Android 3.2 x86 is so new, for it seems to work in 1.6 and possibly 2.2. I obviously can not use it to call with, my PC does not have the opportunities once and I do not think it would have gone in Virtualbox.
An incredibly fast and easy way to try out Android tablets on which so any PC, whether it’s running Mac, Windows or Linux. You can also install Windows versions and Linux versions, and indeed OSX if you are hacking a bit. The response is NOK bit slower, but the NOK do not use this as a common operating system, either for testing and experimentation. If you have an application that only runs on Android or Windows / Linux, this is a smart solution to get to run it.