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PC programs on Android Devices

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ZPForce, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ZPForce

    ZPForce Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is it possible to put Desktop programs on a android device?
    If So can someone point me in the right direction?

    Is it a matter of dropping in the code?
     


  2. sohguanh

    sohguanh Android Enthusiast

    Android devices run Android SDK compiled applications. Desktop programs if want to live inside Android need special coding and re-compilation. This applies for the typical non-rooted Android devices. For rooted Android devices, you can bet a whole lot of not possible task can become possible.
     
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Another thing to consider is that PC programs are written for x86 processors, not ARM, which Android phones and tablets use. Its not only the software. For instance, Windows 8 will run on ARM driven tablets, similar hardware to Android tablets, but Microsoft already warned that even if Win8 was legacy supportive (able to run older prgrams, even some XP programs), it would not mean you can run those compatible programs on the ARM tablets because of the processor limitations.
     
  4. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Some things that may interest you AndroLinux steps to get Linux running on android phones and How To Install Windows 3.1 on Android Phones I haven't tried the AndroLinux but I did have windows 3.1 running on my OG Droid it was a PITA and worked poorly, in theory you should be able to install any version of windows that can be installed via DOS on android.
     
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