Google recently announced the latest version of android 4.4 , Kitkat . While there’ is a lot of time left for android 4.4 to arrive . lets tinker around a bit with Android 4.3 in the meanwhile . Today Android is definitely the most popular and domination operating system on cell phones and tablets . but even then, the latest version of android 4.3 is only available on a bunch of high end android phones.
The only way you can enjoy android 4.3 on your phone is by rooting it and installing a custom android 4.3 ROM . But again Android 4.3 wont run on most low end android phones and even there are no custom Roms for low end android phones . But its not only phones that can run android . How about installing and using android 4.3 from your desktop computer ?
Yes android 4.3 can be installed and run on a windows computer running windows xp, windows vista, windows 7 or windows 8 , courtesy of Android-x86 , an unofficial initiative to port Google’s Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors . I have installed the android 4.3 on my computer and its running with all its bells and whistles . Let me guide you through the process of installing android 4.3 on your windows computer . Before we start lets keep a list of things that we will be needing for installing android 4.3 on your computer.
What we need ?
- Oracle Virtualbox
- The latest Android 4.3 image from Android-X86 project.
Note: You might need to enable virtualization in your computers BIOS . You can enable it from your PC’s bios as shown on this screenshot.