"Although Android won’t take the desktop or standard
laptop landscape by storm, the netbook landscape COULD be totally
retooled when Android becomes a viable solution for those small
"I do have an Android-based phone, but that wasn’t enough
for me to know if this new OS is a viable alternative for the
network laptop. In order to get a good enough experience, I thought
I should get Android up and running in a VirtualBox virtual
machine. I was surprised how easy this was. Equally I was surprised
to see how well it ran. Although lacking a lot of functionality
(and obviously still tightly knit into the fabric of the mobile
phone technology, it was a quick and easy way to see how this
operating system would function. So let’s get Android OS up
and running in a virtual machine and take it for a spin."
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