Android Live


Bringin’ the noise, bringin’ the funk. Google is working on an Android Live CD for your Desktop OS’ing pleasure. Thanks to a tip off from our resident coder Devolio, we’re able to report that Google is working on a downloadable Android OS that can be burned to a cd and run on your desktop computer from said CD without any installation to your harddrive necessary.

This is still in its infancy, but if you were to download it, it is fully bootable.. A few screen shots, courtesy of Devolio, for your drooling pleasure:






Please note, that this is not your grandmothers emulating software; this is the real deal. Now all they need is a Puppy Linux type of install and we’d be set!

After a second look over, this isn’t a release from Google. This is a community project run by Android enthusiasts. FSM bless the open source community.

[via Google Code | Thanks, Devolio!]

Tyler Miller

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  1. So Android is going to become an entire Linux distro?


    Why are they bothering with Chrome (netbook, not browser) then?

  2. Man this is sweeet.

  3. They’ll need to run apps in windows(if apk’s can be installed) because of the apps’ resolution… :/

  4. Google isn’t behind this. It’s just hosted at Google Code.

  5. This is a community project, not one done by Google.

  6. If the pics are from said Live CD, why does the third image say about phone? something fishy here i thing, especially seeming as google blog mentions the chrome OS instead of this

    if this turns out to be true, i will def be dual booting with my Ubuntu install :D

  7. Scott, one thing to keep in mind is that this is still in major development, so you’re going to be seeing things that are rather odd. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that this will probably be for demoing purposes, rather than a full blown OS; a layman’s demo, rather than the SDK emulator, if you will. The screen shots are real, provided to us by Devolio, a trusted member of the AF/Phandroid community. There is even a download available through the via Google Code link.

    Happy OS’ing!

  8. That’s at least some positive news after reading their Chrome OS announcement. Only if Google spent more tome and dev on bringing Android to Desktop rather than dream about a Web OS…

  9. @ manlike

    quote from http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

    Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.

  10. Good work!

    Now we can have downloadable android OS burnt to a cd and easily run in our desktop computer.

  11. ya its by some japanese company still in alpha phase i downloaded the iso file from their website (i can provide the link if u want )it didnt work said couldnt find boot.ini or something

    but there is a video in phonedog thats were i found out about this
    1-no android market
    2-no internet
    3-any changes made will be forgoten

    since there is internet here so maybe this is something else

  12. I played around with it this morning and found that if you run it through virtualbox that it does connect to the internet. Like Ahmed said it doesn’t have android market which is a bummer because it would be a nice place to mess around with apps in

  13. Interesting. I haven’t heard of this yet. I am going to have to check it out. Thanks for the post.

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