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How to install Android on a PC

by: Alex MullisFebruary 1, 2016
What are your options if you need to run Android on your PC, either for development or to access your favorite apps from the desktop? Read our guide to find out.
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Dell launches new Android HDMI dongle with desktop virtualization

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 30, 2014
Dell has launched its new $130 Wyse Cloud Connect. The Android based HDMI dongle can turn your display into a virtualized desktop computer.
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Future AMD laptops to virtualize Android on Windows

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 9, 2014
Chip manufacturer AMD, in partnership with BlueStacks, will release new tablets and laptops that run Android on Microsoft's Windows operating system, without the need to dual boot.
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Phones that can run two operating systems simultaneously coming by the end of 2013

by: Gary SimsNovember 27, 2012
Most of us have compartmentalized lives, we have home and family; friends and our social circles; and work. Some people keep these three separate while some people merge them. One device that we use in all our circles is our smartphone and as more companies adopt the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work trend then our phones are being used for personal tasks as well as professional ones. This overlap can be a security concern, especially when corporate data and security is concerned. But there is good news, thanks to the same virtualization technology that has revolutionized servers and to some extent PCs, a new breed of smartphone is coming that can run two mobile operating systems [...]
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BlueStacks brings Android apps to Mac OS X, too

by: LucianJune 28, 2012

One of the advantages of running Android apps on top of a virtual machine is that, if you port that VM (which shouldn’t be that hard since the Dalvik VM is open source), you can use Android apps on any other operating system.

This is how we got the Alien Dalvik from the Myriad Group, which was originally supposed to work on top of Meego, but that plan went nowhere after Meego was scrapped by Nokia. Myriad then released version 2.0, which came with support for many other non-Android devices, such as TVs, e-book readers, and even iPads.

Then we also have RIM, which has made its own custom Dalvik VM to support Android apps on their QNX tablets, only requiring [...]

 
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5 mega-trends of the post-PC era

by: Gary SimsMarch 16, 2012

 

One of the exciting things about the post-PC era market today is the fact that it’s still a young, emerging market forging ahead in often bold directions. The tablet, as a post-PC device, is not even two years old yet, and the landscape is already changing fast! So where are things going? What will the next few years mean for Android and for us as mobile device users? According to a study from Gartner, the five mega-trends that will mark the way we use technology in the future are consumerization, virtualization, cloud computing, app-ification, and the shift to mobile.

Clearly, the biggest trend will be the continuing shift of Android devices to [...]

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