Test drive a fully enabled Android OS on your PC

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Post » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:30 pm

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 :D

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Post » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:29 pm

That looks dangerous.Lifehacker?.I will pass thank you.
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Post » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:01 pm

@DravenX, why what's wrong with Lifehacker? Really don't know.
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Post » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:38 pm

Nothing is wrong with the site. It's just their name makes people question it.
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Post » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:16 pm

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

Any name that has hack or crack in always sounds suspicious.I didn't mean to diss the site it just sounds dangerous.
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Post » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:23 pm

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.
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Post » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:48 pm

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.

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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:13 pm

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?

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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:13 pm

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 :D
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Post » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:37 am

[quote="victrium":s3owyot6]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 :D[/quote:s3owyot6]

Last sentence makes previous sentences redundant :P

Trust, me... my name is green.

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