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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 28 2014 7:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 28, 2014

Android Pc - Bring Android to every laptop in the planet

You or someone you know uses Android everyday, you know it's cool, easy to use and fast. Now your Laptop or PC will also run on Android

Android Pc - Bring Android to every laptop in the planet

You or someone you know uses Android everyday, you know it's cool, easy to use and fast. Now your Laptop or PC will also run on Android

€41
pledged of €12,000pledged of €12,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 28 2014 7:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 28, 2014

About

Please helps us bring Android to every laptop and PC around the world. This is an initiative to help people discover Android for PCs and laptops.

Android 4.4 running smoothly on old Dell XPS M1210.
Android 4.4 running smoothly on old Dell XPS M1210.

This project is based on the Android X86 port of Android to be installed on X86 processors (your laptop or PC processor), we are not associated in any way to that project, by supporting us you will also be supporting them and helping grow a community of developers and enthusiasts around the idea of using Android on our daily lives not only on our mobile devices and wearables but also on our main computers.

Curious now about the possibility of using Android on your laptop or pc ? 

Did you know that Android can coexist with any OS you already have like Windows ? 

So you coud use Android for the fun part of the day and leave Windows for the boring stuff, no need to lose your data on Windows.

Android 4.4
Android 4.4

We have been designing a website that will serve as the main source of information for people interested in getting clear instructions on how to install Android on their machines, additionally the website will track many devices (Brand,tech specs) and the apps that are currently working and the ones that are not working on those devices. It will allow people to report bugs and by doing this developers working on apps or enhancing Android X86 will have a lot of information to better address issues.

A series of video tutorials will be produced and hosted on our Youtube channel, the videos will also be available from the website, basically we will create a series of tutorials on some topics like:

  • How to install android on your laptop and pc
  • Installing Android on virtual devices
  • Installation for the cloud in a virtual server

All the steps of the process will be covered in these videos, additionally common bugs, tips and tricks for beginner and advanced users.

Android 4.4 - Some Apps might not be compatible depending on your device.
Android 4.4 - Some Apps might not be compatible depending on your device.

So picture this, you are curious and fascinated by the idea of installing and using the fastest operative system packed with a bunch of apps for productivity, social networking, news, media and gaming. 

But what to do next ? how to install it ? how to solve common issues ? where to get instructions or even watch a video about it ?  where to test it before installing on your machine ? how to check compatibility with your hardware ? 

All these questions will be answer by our project, by navigating our website you will have access to videos showing all the capabilities, video tutorials on how to install and use android on your day to day, step by step instructions, reported bugs and the possibility to search for your device brand and model to check if other people have already installed Android X86 on it, and know about some of the issues they have faced.

Android 4.4 - Listening to good vibes on SoundCloud
Android 4.4 - Listening to good vibes on SoundCloud
Android 4.4 - Release your fury on those little green piggies
Android 4.4 - Release your fury on those little green piggies
Android 4.4 - Some Tower Defense ?
Android 4.4 - Some Tower Defense ?

About the website, we will design it using twitter bootstrap for the front end, all the backend will be developed in php + mysql using Drupal as a CMS, the basic sections and features will be described below, but depending on our funding we will deploy additional Drupal modules to have functionalities like maps, forums, etc.

Website sections:

  • Step by Step installation instructions
  • Video library
  • Bug tracking and feature requests
  • Devices database (to find info on Apps working, Common issues)
Home page Mock Up - it will look better
Home page Mock Up - it will look better
Bug tracker
Bug tracker

We really believe that android will be the best operative system for non developers and non tech savy users who are looking for a fast and reliable operative system, easy to install apps, easy to work with and secure only to name a few of the benefits. We are going to donate 10% of the money collected to the Android X86 project since we know they have worked hard to make this a possibility. Our platform will be available for them to get feedback from users, and to know exactly what are the bugs and new features people is requesting to be compatible with their machines.

Your support will make this project a reality, you will help not only by donating but also by sharing this project with your friends.

Some of the expenses we will cover with your donation:

  • Amazon web services hosting, domain.
  • 720 HD video production tools.
  • Purchase of Apps for testing purposes.
  • Professional production, editing, voice over of some of the videos when required.
  • Purchase of test devices to report on compatibility and performance.
  • Develop Android installations hosted in the cloud for remote access. 

Stretch goals:

> 200,000 EUR - Setup of a cloud hosted Android device for testing, registered users in the website will be allocated time to use it according to users demand.

Timeline

  • October - Start funding everyone sharing the project on Facebook.
  • November - People talking about the project / Frontend Design completed.
  • December - Start deploying Drupal.
  • January - Content production.
  • February - Release of the website.

Meet the team:

Luis has been working for companies like Google, Twitter and Yahoo on technical support roles, he’s been dealing with the design of the feature request, bug report and tracking module of the site.

James is a self taught web developer and programmer who will deal with servers, optimization, deploy of the website to AWS, database and backend.

Antoine will be driving the front end and the development of the core website in Drupal.

Karinna will work together with Antoine on the layout, design and integration of the site theme to Drupal.

Risks and challenges

The challenge we face is not having enough funding to purchase all the apps and devices required for testing. We would really like to be able to buy the most popular machines so we can report and troubleshoot issues faster.

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    You know Open Source projects are good, you like free stuff and want to help making Android the most used Operative System. Big Thanks.

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