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I'm curious if there are any good Android ports or emulators for Windows that can download apps. Anybody know of any?
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I'm curious if there are any good Android ports or emulators for Windows that can download apps. Anybody know of any?

I'm not really sure I understand the question. Are you after an android emulator for Windows? If so then just install the x86 in Virtualbox (Androids stock emulator shipped with it's SDK is garbage).
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I'm not really sure I understand the question. Are you after an android emulator for Windows? If so then just install the x86 in Virtualbox (Androids stock emulator shipped with it's SDK is garbage).

They have an x86 (Unless you're talking about Android-x86)? doh.gif I'm sorry. I'm a newbie when it comes to phones. I just tried the emulator that came with the SDK and yeah, it was horrible.
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They have an x86 (Unless you're talking about Android-x86)? doh.gif I'm sorry. I'm a newbie when it comes to phones. I just tried the emulator that came with the SDK and yeah, it was horrible.

There is any android-x86 port - but don't expect many games (et al) to work as they'll likely have NDL (C++) libraries which will be architecture dependant.
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There is any android-x86 port - but don't expect many games (et al) to work as they'll likely have NDL (C++) libraries which will be architecture dependant.

I'm a little confused by your wording.

I just checked the Android-x86 website and they don't have a generic version of Android 4.0 (ICS). Should I just use the Asus one?
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Try the android emulator. It's meant for developers but I'm sure it'll work fine. Plus google added in hardware acceleration so it should run faster. link
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post #7 of 14
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I'm a little confused by your wording.
I just checked the Android-x86 website and they don't have a generic version of Android 4.0 (ICS). Should I just use the Asus one?
Worth a try.
To be honest I thought there was an official x86 ICS port as i was trying to load it on a Linux emulator a while ago. I might be wrong though - but I'm sure it was ICS i was installing.
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Try the android emulator. It's meant for developers but I'm sure it'll work fine. Plus google added in hardware acceleration so it should run faster. link
Spot who didn't read the thread before replying tongue.gif
post #8 of 14
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Trying a program called BlueStacks that runs Android apps. My sister should have fun. tongue.gif

I'll give the emulator in the Android SDK one more try.

Edit: BlueStacks was horrible.
Edited by HybridCore - 4/9/12 at 12:55pm
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Trying a program called BlueStacks that runs Android apps. My sister should have fun. tongue.gif
I'll give the emulator in the Android SDK one more try.
Edit: BlueStacks was horrible.

What is it you're trying to do? I might be able to offer a better solution if I understood your goal smile.gif
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What is it you're trying to do? I might be able to offer a better solution if I understood your goal smile.gif

Well, it's mainly to play apps. I have nothing to do. I can't play games on this laptop because it's weak and I don't have anything I can use that's strong enough to play games anyways.

I just finished setting up the Android emulator in the SDK tools. It's pretty...slow right now. It's taking forever to load.

Edit: wait, it just sort of finished.
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