Virtualization of Android OS on PC:
Now you can install Android OS on your PC through Virtualization. For Virtualization you can use any software like vmware player or Virtual box etc. The whole process is similar as you make any virtual machine of other windows, linux OS. For installing Android OS x86 you need following things
1. Any virtual software.
2. Android OS x86.
vmware player directly Download from HERE
Virtualbox directly Download from HERE
Other virtual software Download from HERE
Android OS x86 Stable Release (android-x86-4.0-r1.1) Download from HERE
Android OS x86 25 July Release (android-x86-4.3) Download from HERE
Android OS x86 Latest Version Download from HERE
Virtual machine Creation:
create a new virtual machine by clicking the New button. Go through the wizard and configure your virtual machine with the following settings:
- Operating System: Linux – Linux 2.6
- Memory Size: 512 MB
- Hard Drive Size: 3 GB or More
After creating VM Now, power on your new virtual machine and point VirtualBox (or VMware which you use) at the Android-x86 ISO file you downloaded. The installer will boot up inside your virtual machine.
Select the Installation option and press Enter to continue.
Select the Create/Modify partitions option and press Enter.
Select the New option with your arrow keys and press Enter to create a new partition in the free space.
Highlight the Bootable option and press Enter to make the partition bootable, then select the Write option and press Enter to write your changes to the virtual disk. You’ll have to type yes and press Enter to confirm writing the changes.
Activate the Quit option and you’ll go back to the Choose Partition screen.This time, you’ll see the partition you created at the top of the screen. Select the partition and press Enter to install Android to it.
Select the ext3 file system, and then select Yes to format the partition.
Choose Yes to install the GRUB bootloader, and then select Yes to install the /system directory as read-write.
Once you’re done, you can remove the ISO file and reboot your virtual machine.
Android should boot up like any other operating system would in your virtual machine. As with an Android smartphone or tablet, you’ll have to go through the setup process and optionally provide Google account details. Skip the Wi-Fi setup screen — Android will use your virtual machine’s standard Internet connection.
If your mouse cursor doesn't work, click the Machine menu and select the Disable Mouse Integration option. Click inside the virtual machine and you’ll see the mouse cursor. Press the host key displayed at the bottom-right corner of the virtual machine window (default key: Right Ctrl) to release the mouse cursor from the virtual machine.
You’ll boot into a live Android environment, complete with Google apps like Gmail, Maps, and the Play Store for installing other apps.
Android is primarily designed for touch input, but it can also be used with a mouse and keyboard — this means that your computer’s mouse and keyboard can function as serviceable input devices. Just don’t try doing anything you need multi-touch for.