Android On PC

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  1. Mr.

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    Ever thought of running Android on PC? Trying out apps and playing with it?
    Genymotion, provides the best Android virtual environment out there and runs Android 4.1
    So let’s start installing it
    This guide will help you installing Genymotion !

    Note:-

    This tutorial is based on Windows 7 HP 64bit
    Know how to use your PC. I do NOT teach PC 101. Don't ask for clarification of this process – it is dirt simple if you are competent (- attn1).
    Specs of the system used.


    Intel Core i7 3610QM
    nVidia GT 650M 2 GB DDR3
    8 GB RAM


    You'll need the following: -

    Virtual Box
    Genymotion app




    Assuming you got Virtual box installed and is functional, Follow the guide.

    Installation


    Starting up the app for first time after installation.



    You'll need to log in to download the virtual device


    After logging in, select the virtual device or variant you want to try out.





    Just hit next.



    Wait for it to get downloaded.



    Select the virtual device you just downloaded and hit start/play.


    Playing around

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    You'll be greeted with this lockscreen.


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    #Just for thread's sake


    Features


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    You can configure battery level.


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    You can even set the coordinates/ configure GPS.


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    It comes Pre-rooted



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    You can set custom resolution..


    ADB can be used for various purposes like copying a file to VM, installing apps, debugging, etc.

    You'll need the following files :-

    ADB



    You'll need to connect to VM. VM's IP is 192.168.56.101 (is customizable). Use the following command to connect.

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    Connect
    or


    Basic Functions

    ADB push (sends files to your VM) --
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    ADB pull (Receives files from your VM) --
    Code:
    ADB install (installs application) --
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    Issues.

    The issues I faced are as follows :-


    Flickering issue (Maybe due to nVidia GPU.)

    It's fine now.
     
  2. Mr.

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    Installation

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    Starting up the app for first time after installation.


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    You'll need to log in to download the virtual device


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    After logging in, select the virtual device or variant you want to try out.



    [​IMG]

    Just hit next.


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    Wait for it to get downloaded.


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    Select the virtual device you just downloaded and hit start/play.
     
  3. kenzo

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    It's a cool and interesting feature, but personally, I don't see a point in doing this and running Android on my PC ;)
     
  4. VPSDATABASE

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    Looks very cool. But I think I still rather have my Nexus tablet on the hand than on a pc.
     
  5. AnushaJain

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    It may be useful but I still find Windows 8 on my lappy :)
     
  6. platnumcn

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    Irrespective of how good is Android on a phone, I dont see if it can create the same impact on a system. However, I am speaking on the count of being a non-user. May be there is something, which all of us are missing out on. Any feedback on people, who would have used Android on their PC?
     
  7. magician661

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    Interesting tutorial.Might be useful in some applications but I don't think on PC it will give better experience than mobile.
     
  8. TimeRider

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    Playing with Android on PC! It seems quite interesting. I might give it a try later. Thanks for sharing your knowledge here. It looks handy to me.
     

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