An x86 build of Android running in VirtualBox, free to download
Updated 12/08/2009There seems to still be a few issues outstanding with Google Sites. Googlepages is still hanging around in zombie limbo, adsense is awol and Google Mike is up to his ears in questions on the forum. I'd almost volunteer to pitch in and give him a hand but I barely have enough time for my hobbies as it is.
Updated 18/06/2009Adding the steps to building your own VM kernel. Start with this page about preparing the development environment. Still a work in progress, but there is some interesting stuff there.
Updated 13/06/2009Moved to dev.eoghanconway.com! I'm having another go at building a 1.5 image, I seem to tackle it up to a certain point then get bored/frustrated and back off... then release some new patches and the cycle begins again. I hope to have some free time soon and then nail it for a definitive release. Lots of exciting improvements in the next version, I promise you!
Updated 8/06/2009I'm slow. I know, you it, the dog knows it, it's a fact. But soon I will be moving off googlepages (RIP) to my new domain, eoghanconway.com and then all will be well. So see you there soon! (but not yet!)
Just a quickie, if anyone wants to host the original image on something better than MegaUpload go right ahead. Drop me a note and I'll add it to the DDL link over yonder...
And now, I'm off to China :)
the new HTC googlephone will run cupcake and will be 100% touchscreen
enabled. No hardware keyboard included. So... touchscreens being
similar to pointing devices... all things being equal, getting a mouse
working as a simulated touchscreen should be easy! (Disclaimer: this
will not be easy.)
A little slow with the updates, yes? As you can see I'm running late with the next build. I have prepared several excuses but the truth is I am just lazy, after all there is a good 7 hours of every day where I just lie in the same spot without moving. In the meantime, here are some links to chew over:
I've added the correct driver for VirtualBox networking! But still not working correctly.
Finally got around to updating VirtualBox 2.1.2 on Intrepid Ibex x64 and it worked first time without needing the serial port fix.
The latest version of Android in git is missing a directory that stops the img file from being built. Add a data directory in /out/target/product/eee_701 to fix. Only applies to fresh copies, verterans probably won't notice.
Ok, here's a list of items wanted for the next release:
Thomas Uhl from Topalis.com pointed out that the image is not working on VirtualBox 2.1.2 unless you activate the serial interface. I'm not yet sure why this is, but hope to solve it by the next release.
Android at 800 x 600
If you are reading this, chances are you are interested in running a
real Android distro on x86 hardware. Well thanks to the magic of the
eeeDroid people, you can! Download the following VDI file to get your
own personal Android running on your desktop PC. This is provided as-is
with no warranty, guarantee or any other kind of tea so if it melts
your pc or turns your grandma against you it is nothing to do with me.
Note: To change the boot options, you can load the VDI as a second hard drive on any linux VDI image and modify the cmdline file in the third partition using any text editor. I recommend vga=311 (640x480) for a nice looking desktop.