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WindowsAndroid Lets You Run Android 4.0 Natively On Your PC 190

An anonymous reader writes "WindowsAndroid is a very cool tool from the Beijing-based startup SocketeQ that lets you run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as a native application on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machines. The creators tell us they have a deep background in virtualization, operating system, and graphics technologies, and have been working on the project for years. Essentially, WindowsAndroid allows you not only to execute Android apps on your Windows computer, but also use the browser, not to mention every other component of the operating system."
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WindowsAndroid Lets You Run Android 4.0 Natively On Your PC

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 25, 2013 @03:00PM (#42693819)

    Chrome on Android on Windows is really fast, huh?

  • by inamorty ( 1227366 ) on Friday January 25, 2013 @03:16PM (#42694079)

    The current simulator is a bit slow.

    I'm curious.
    What kind of filter are you using that is able to remove all traces of swearing from your post? It's very effective!

  • by Mordok-DestroyerOfWo ( 1000167 ) on Friday January 25, 2013 @03:36PM (#42694345)
    Mr. Ballmer, your medication is ready!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 25, 2013 @03:44PM (#42694433)

    Everything in China should be considered to be under the direct control or influence of their government, which makes anything they produce a Trojan Horse. Scary how much of our stuff relies on so much of their stuff here. I would (were I in charge) insist that the US have at least two (for redundancy) electronics manufacturers/fabricators that use 100% US personnel throughout their company, that ALL of them right down to the guys washing the windows have at least Secret security clearances, and require everything defense, and everything govt., and everything that interfaces with any of the above, including all FDIC/FSLIC/NCUA member financial institutions, etc., use exclusively products from these US companies, or be ineligible to inter-operate, have govt. contracts, be insured, etc. This would include anyone that receives public money, so pretty much all medical facilities, all schools, colleges, farms... we could bring it all back... and it makes no sense not to.

    This thing we do where all our critical infrastructure is manufactured by former or current enemies is insane. I'm sure the rationality, the thinking behind it is basically that they can and (hopefully!) do check the chips to make sure there aren't any backdoors, etc., but of course there ARE always, and the only real question is about finding them, and removing them or being able to block them, depending on the technology you're talking about.

    Maybe one day we (by which I mean our government) will wake up and go back to making things in our own country before our current practices take a massive bite out of our collective and individual asses. Maybe.

  • by marciot ( 598356 ) on Friday January 25, 2013 @04:12PM (#42694747)

    I would like to try this on my Android phone. Does anyone know of a good Windows emulator I can use to run this software?

  • Yo dawg (Score:4, Funny)

    by bedouin ( 248624 ) on Friday January 25, 2013 @09:34PM (#42697809)

    I heard you like shitty operating systems that rip off Apple's ideas, so we . . .

Think of it! With VLSI we can pack 100 ENIACs in 1 sq. cm.!