Before Whatsapp Web and Whatsapp for Windows were released, many were installing third-party emulators such as Bluestacks to use Watsup on their computer.
The computer was very slow after installing it because they were working in a virtual environment. So far we have not been able to install the Android operating system in our daily computers, laptops based on x86 and 64 architectures.
In this background, the Open Source Development Network (OSDN) company has launched the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system on our computer's hard disk as dual booting, or as an integral part of Windows in the virtual environment such as VMware and Virtual Box.
All you need is enough space on your computer, 2-4 GB RAM, free software like Virtual Box. From this website you need to download the ISO file you want and create a new virtual machine and install the ISO file on it. The Windows 7.1 Nougat operating system can be enjoyed on the other side by using windows in the near future.
To install on Windows
Click here to download
Android-x86 7.1-r1 (Nougat-x86)(2018/02/06)
The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the 7.1-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release for Android-x86 7.1 (nougat-x86). The prebuilt images are available in the following site:
The 7.1-r1 release is based on the latest Android Nougat-MR2 release (7.1.2_r36). We have fixed most issues found in the since 7.1-rc2 and added more features:
Android-x86 installer was improved a lot including:
Create EFI boot entry to efibootmgr.
Add auto-installation function which is useful to install Android-x86 as the only one OS.
Provide more information on disk and partition selection menu.
Add advanced options to provide more boot options.
Save the last choice in grub2 menu.
Update kernel to the LTS kernel 4.9.80 with more patches from AOSP.
Add a new HAL for iio type sensors.
Show poweroff menu by ctrl-alt-del.
Fix a lot of bugs.
This release contains four files. You can choose one of these files depends on your devices.
64-bit ISO: android-x86_64-7.1-r1.iso
32-bit ISO: android-x86-7.1-r1.iso
64-bit rpm: android-x86-7.1-r1.x86_64.rpm
32-bit rpm: android-x86-7.1-r1.i686.rpm
To use an ISO file, Linux users could just dump the it into a usb drive to create a bootable usb stick like
$ dd if=android-x86-7.1-r1.iso of=/dev/sdX
where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.
Windows's users can use the tool Win32 Disk Imager to create a bootable usb stick.
In doubt, try the 32-bit files for legacy BIOS devices and 64-bit files for UEFI devices. Please read this page about how to install it to the device.
Except the traditional ISO files, we also package android-x86 files into a Linux package rpm. It allows Linux users to easily install the release into an existing Linux device with a standalone ext4 root partition. On an rpm based device (Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS/SUSE...), just install it like a normal rpm package:
$ sudo rpm -Uvh android-x86-7.1-r1.x86_64.rpm
This will update your older installation like 6.0-r3 or 7.1-rc2 if you have.
TO Install Android 7 On Debian / Linux /Ubuntu
On a deb based device (Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint/...), please use the alien tool to install it:
$ sudo apt install alien
$ sudo alien -ci android-x86-7.1-r1.x86_64.rpm
All files will be installed to the /android-7.1-r1/ subdirectory and boot entries will be added to grub2 menu. Reboot and choose android-x86 item from the menu to boot Android-x86. Alternatively, you can launch Android-x86 in a QEMU virtual machine by the installed qemu-android script:
$ sudo qemu-android
Note Android-x86 running in QEMU and the real machine (after rebooting) share the same data sub-folder.
To uninstall it:
$ sudo rpm -e android-x86
or (on Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint/...)
$ sudo apt-get remove android-x86