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# 161672 15-Jan-2015 15:34
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Could i get hold of a say dual core with a 80gb HD pc and install android 4.4 on it ?






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  # 1215538 15-Jan-2015 15:48
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  # 1215542 15-Jan-2015 15:54
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Good if you like to tinker with things, otherwise just get an ASUS Transformer... Their Intel Atom-based Android tablets with detachable keyboard are really nice.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1215579 15-Jan-2015 17:06
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There is an program called bluestacks, a android emulator for PC's, used it for a while on a Win7 pc, seemed to work ok.

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  # 1215586 15-Jan-2015 17:27
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BigHammer: Well.. http://www.android-x86.org/


Also https://01.org/android-ia

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  # 1215719 15-Jan-2015 23:04
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gregmcc: There is an program called bluestacks, a android emulator for PC's, used it for a while on a Win7 pc, seemed to work ok.


works well on my Windows 8.1 tablets too

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  # 1215720 15-Jan-2015 23:04
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gnfb: Could i get hold of a say dual core with a 80gb HD pc and install android 4.4 on it ?






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curious to know, what you're planning to do with it?

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  # 1215722 15-Jan-2015 23:09
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Bluestacks is probably more practical, if your aim is to run Android software on a PC.  There is an x86 version of Android but it's early days from what I gather.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1215724 15-Jan-2015 23:12
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Along the same lines as Bluestacks there is Andy the Android Emulator. Runs on Windows or Mac.



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  # 1215868 16-Jan-2015 10:03
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nathan:
gnfb: Could i get hold of a say dual core with a 80gb HD pc and install android 4.4 on it ?






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curious to know, what you're planning to do with it?


I was looking at using it for xbmc as a media player. I tried the raspberry unit to underpowered (anyone want a raspberry unit?) at present i have xbmc on one of my bigger pcs and running it fine. I now see that there are $100-whatever android units ready built with xbmc either on or an easy install.

Noel leemings sells a quad core unit for just $169

Hardly seems worth the aggro of building one




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  # 1215869 16-Jan-2015 10:05
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Does this PC come with an OS installed? I'm sure XBMC runs on any OS these days, why would you go through all these work?





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  # 1215916 16-Jan-2015 10:28
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XBMC runs on Linux, so I'm not sure why you would.  If you want an Android based PC, go for a mini PC like this one: http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Tronsmart-Vega-S89-H-Amlogic-S802-H-Quad-Core-Android-TV-BOX-2G-16G-2-4G-5G-WIFI-Bluetooth-XBMC-Support-Dolby-and-DTS-326822.html

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he only real benefit over Linux is native apps for Hulu+, Netflix, etc. (which are difficult to get working under Linux at all) and ability to install Android games/apps.  I have this unit as our media PC (well, I mostly use Plex with the back end running on a windows PC, but XBMC + external hdd/file share would work just fine) and it does a great job, very snappy.  Recommend an "airmouse" to drive it with.



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  # 1215917 16-Jan-2015 10:29
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You know I think I am going to stick to what I know and buy a small format pc and run xbmc of that




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raspbmc works great on my R.Pi for Kodi/XBMC. Though it is much faster running on my big windows desktop. You'd be crazy to install Android then XBMC on a PC, just run it directly on a PC. Intel NUC or a cheaper dedicated device.



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  # 1215923 16-Jan-2015 10:48
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timmmay: raspbmc works great on my R.Pi for Kodi/XBMC. Though it is much faster running on my big windows desktop. You'd be crazy to install Android then XBMC on a PC, just run it directly on a PC. Intel NUC or a cheaper dedicated device.


having read a bit more i agree




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