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Test drive a fully enabled Android OS on your PC

  • How to install Android SDK on your computer:

    http://lifehacker.com/5587260/how-to-te ... ng-a-phone

    How to active it, app store and all:

    http://lifehacker.com/5588884/enable-th ... on-your-pc

    Have fun kiddies

    ~Sol

  • That looks dangerous.Lifehacker?.I will pass thank you.

  • DravenX, why what's wrong with Lifehacker? Really don't know.

  • Nothing is wrong with the site. It's just their name makes people question it.

  • quote="namre"]@DravenX, why what's wrong with Lifehacker? Really don't know.

    Any name that has hack or crack in always sounds suspicious.I didn't mean to diss the site it just sounds dangerous.

  • I blame Apple for this misnomer... ok I blame them and Microsoft.

    The term hack or crack is used here because Apple was so anal about third-party-ware.

  • While the domain LifeHacker is unfortunate, and will obviously make some people flinch, the Android Emulator itself is fine.

    Just download it from Google instead of a 3rd party site, as well as all the instructions you need to get it going.

    You should be aware that the Android Emulator isn't perfect.

    I've been developing my Android game for several months now, and although the Emulator can give you an idea of how your app should look and work, a lot of time you need to upload to your Android phone to see it working properly.

    I should mention that for most of that time, I didn't have an Android phone, and had to rely solely on the emulator to test my game.

    It's also a lot slower and unless you have a touch-screen PC, you're going to lose much of the functionality, so it's not quite what the term "Emulator" suggests.

    All I'm saying is don't expect it to be an emulator in the MAME sense.

    Krush.

  • Krush hit the nail on the head. It's not 100% "perfect" but it operates as advertised and gives you a good feel for the interface before spending big money on something you may or may not like.

    Think of it as a free testdrive, but without a time limit.

    Also, there is nothing wrong with Lifehacker. Grow up, seriously. Do you honestly think a moderator would post a bad link in here?

    ~Sol

  • It's a bit silly to worry about a site just because it has the word 'hack' in it, sure.

    But advice that revolves around "trust me, my name is green" is really terrible from a security standpoint.

    I'm not trying to start anything here, but with the internet being as malware-laden as it is, cautious pessimism is quite appropriate.

    But lifehacker is awesome though

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  • It's a bit silly to worry about a site just because it has the word 'hack' in it, sure.

    But advice that revolves around "trust me, my name is green" is really terrible from a security standpoint.

    I'm not trying to start anything here, but with the internet being as malware-laden as it is, cautious pessimism is quite appropriate.

    But lifehacker is awesome though

    Last sentence makes previous sentences redundant

    Trust, me... my name is green.

    ~Sol

  • Draven, don't you have a post about coming up with an idea for a game that 'simulates' getting a virus that the player has to fend off?

    Has anyone here tried out the android app creator? How similar is it to construct and...you can't still program in javascript (thats what android uses right?) can you?

  • Has anyone here tried out the android app creator? How similar is it to construct and...you can't still program in javascript (thats what android uses right?) can you?

    Android uses Java, not Javascript.

    I'm currently testing App Inventor.

    Although it has a long, long way to go, it has great potential.

    It all depends on how far Google push it.

    I'm not convinced that they want it to be as professional or versatile as Construct is, but they might yet surprise me with a major update.

    It's safe to say that development is slow at the moment.

    I'm continuing my Android project in Java, as App Inventor isn't anywhere near capable of doing it as it stands, and probably won't ever be (which is why I'd like to see Construct export to Android, because they'd beat them hands down).

    Krush.

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