Whether it is for the tech-savvies who just love the fun in following the trend of most enhanced application systems, or the professionals who have the upgraded options to win the latest marketing strategies, Android has always been the one desirable reason opting for smart gadgets. Now the news of expansion in exploring the amazing features of Android from smart phones and tablets to computers and Laptops has invited a rush of crowd, looking for the installation of KitKat – a praiseworthy effort of Android- x86 Project.
So, no more hovering with bowed heads on the smaller screens, anyone can now install the Android KitKat 4.4 and sneak through into the world of Android with the bigger screens of PC and Laptop. The only obvious requirement is the installation of Android-x86. Android –x86 is the unofficially launched version of Google’s operating system, so the risk of forfeiture is deliberately proclaimed as user’s sole responsibility. It is promotionally designed to work with Intel’s x-86 hardware architecture. Android –x86 also removes the restrictions for other hardware manufacturers and that is why it can support the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat. Now the only step left to enjoy these upgraded features on the PC and Laptop is to get the easy steps for the set up or installation of Android KitKat 4.4 on PC and laptop.
The installation of Kitkat, the latest version of Android, can add some great features to your computer and PC that can deliver the most advanced computing experience for its better utilization. Some features are as follows:
- The advancement in the compatibility for accessing more numbers of multimedia files like playing full HD videos in apps with the help of ffmpeg as stagefright- plugins.
- The resolution support of kernel.3.10.30 with enhanced driver support.
- The most desired features of Android like camera, G-sensor, Multi-touch and Bluetooth.
There are three options through which Android KitKat can be installed on a PC or Laptop.
- The first option is by using USB/Flash drive. This option may require the download of Unetbootin
- The second option is CD/DVD
- The third option allows the installation of Android on a Virtual machine.
Confirmation on the prerequisites – check your own compatibility.
Before the start of installation that begins with the download of Android x-86 ISO file, the better recommendation is to opt for the appropriate model number that is shown with the download links. If the brand is not listed with the download links then one can opt for Android x86 ISO Generic Version. The other requirements are:
- A USB that is bootable ( This option is for the USB installation method which is also the best recommended method)
- CD/ DVD ROM that should be with READ/WRITE features.
- The free space in VM, PC and Laptop.
Requirements of the space are as follows:
- Froyo – ICS requires 2GB of space
- Jelly Bean 4.2 and 4.3 needs 8GB space
- KitKat 4.4.2, the most advanced version requires 10 GB of space.
The installation method is nearly same for all the three options except few initial steps;
USB installation method:
- After downloading Android x86 ISO and UNetBootin run UNetBootin. This provides an option to select and in the option select Android x86 ISO.
- Do not select Hard Disk Drive, but select USB drive and click “ok”
- The installation of Android x86 to the USB will begin, and after its completion the system (PC or Laptop) needs to be rebooted either manually using the USB as the source or it is done by default in some of the latest computers and Laptops.
- Now install Android x86 from USB to the hard disk.
- The installation will require partition which needs to be formatted if one is using a new partition. Do not format the partition if it is not known.
- The screen will prompt the installation of GRUB bootloader, select yes followed by another yes if you do not have pre-installed GRUB bootloader or Ubunto, if you have then select no.
- There will be another prompt asking whether to make system READ/WRITE, select “yes”.
- If it is Android x86 4.0.3 or older version then it may prompt to install a virtual SD CARD. The SD card should be with minimum 1800MB space.
- After the completion of the above steps the installation will be done and system needs to be rebooted.
- After downloading Android x86 ISO, burn it on CD/DVD.
- The device should be rebooted by selecting CD/DVD in Boot Device Selection Menu.
- Select Install Android x86 to hard disk in the GRUB menu.
The rest steps are the same as in USB method shown above. Simply follow the steps of 5 to 9.
After the installation the system needs to be rebooted.
So, now any one can enjoy the attractive features of Android in PC and Laptop along with other operating system like Windows and Mac.