Yes, Android for your Laptop – Live CD or USB

Update: HP recently announced an Android Based TouchScreen Netbook named Compaq Air Life 100. Check it out here. and the $35 Android tablet from India.

Live Android Logo

Live Android Logo

We waited for Android to come to Netbooks and Laptops, and then Google said, wait it’s Chrome OS Tips, and we got confused, now, allow me to confuse you more, with Live Android, a project hosted on Google Code website, providing you live iso file for android.

ps: If you want to Chrome OS downloaded for your netbook, click here for instructions.

Home Download Wiki Issues

You can download a normal live iso image file for android to use on your laptop or netbook. Burn it on a cd, ( DvD won’t  work ), insert cd to the cd drive, and reboot the computer/laptop, and you will have it ready to test, without making any change to your system.

Creating a Live USB for Live Android

You can contact them on twitter, if you need help. I did get help through twitter, really fast. I was trying to create a Live USB using the iso file, but they said, its not ready for using on USB drives.

So, netbook users ( most of those netbooks come without a cd drive ) you may need to wait until version 3.0. The current version has some problem with usb file creator. When it’s ready, you can use this program to create a Live USB.

Me ?

I have downloaded the file, but I couldn’t burn the cd correctly, so, I need some more time to test this. Will update you all once I get this to work on my laptop … stay tuned .. you know what is RSS feed right ?

Now, Have some fun, watch the video?

Help and Resources

1. To enable LiveAndroid 0.2 networking in VMWare Workstation 6.5:

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  • I’d like to try the usb version.

  • I do want an android phone, but have ATT, sucks.

  • David Sutherland

    I’d like to try a version that runs under XP looking like an app… i.e. like a vmware image running alongside my normal desktop but perhaps on a 2nd monitor.

    Anyone want to write up a how-to and make a vmware image? Sure you’d get lots of site visitors wanting to try it!

  • @

    thank you :)

    @ Television Spy

    wait for few more days please .. they will be announcing usb version.

    @ jzacsh

    hmm … good luck ..

    @ David Sutherland

    I am not sure about it friend, if I ever find one, I will post it for you guys :)

  • Frankly I’m not really impressed…

  • @ Darkskeleton

    yea, there is nothing much for us to be impressed, but its a news indeed :D and a positive move

  • wow…this is so cool…totally facinating
    Though I’m not a very tech-savvy …or rather say tech-friendly … so I also find it bit complicated. But i think it’s just about getting used to it.

  • @ Purvi

    wanna try it out ? :)

  • Yeah yeah !! i m going to try it with antoha virtual emu ! nice!

  • @ Mr Smoothies

    try it and let me know your result !!

  • OMG ! Cool Information. Somebody know why people love netbook more than notebook?

  • smita satish

    oh it is too nice…try and see

    • glad to know that you liked it !

  • Yes that is awesome! I’ve been meaning to find out more about android and this is exactly what I hoped for. Thanks!

  • Does the host machine’s webcam work in Android Live?

  • one900

    I’ve tried all versions and none of them bootup.

    I’ve tried them on P1 P2 P3 + P4 and P4 HT.

    None were able to boot.

    What’s happening.

  • Mr I have Question for You,,,
    I had finished Download LiveAndroid v0.2 USB split-1(HJSplit) ,I had done Installed LiveAndroid v0.2 USB split-1(HJSplit) unetbootin Under Windows and Succes,but when I try to Boot can’t enter into system LiveAndroid extent only Logo LIVE ANDROID,please you solution ??? PLease help me to finished my problem…. .::Thank before::.

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  • acacio

    Android works only in virtual boxes. I have burned CD with versin 02 and 03. It boot and make hardware detection. After that, only the Android logo on the screen and nothing more. Changing boot parameters i got it working in text mode, but there few options. All the whole of commands are links to BusyBox. I tried live usb with unetbooting. Unetbootin do not have android as option to make a bootable usb. I used UsbInstaller, got my bootable usb, but it doesn’t work.
    Android, no more.