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What’s up everyone? Jon Rettinger from TechnoBuffalo.com, there’s been a lot of hype over these upcoming Android net books. But I’m going to say why wait? I’m going to walk you through, how to install Android on your Mac and your PC. It’s actually much easy than you would expect. Let’s go ahead and get started before we do, you’re going to need a few things; a blank DVD, you’re going to need some kind of a Virtualization Software for using a Mac. For example, Parallel Desktop Software and a DVD drive and that’s about it. So you’re going to want to go to code.google.com/p/live/android, I’ll put a link to this in the sidebar so there’s no need to memorize it.
Now we’re going to scroll down towards this user guide then you want to select Read Me First and you’re going to download an ISO file. So scroll down here, you can download these files individually I found that much easier to use an ISO. And you’re going to click this Rapid Share link and this will be on the sidebar as well, if you’ve got a Premium account and go ahead and click Premium User otherwise just go ahead and hit free and hit download. That will take depending on the internet speed, 10, 20, 30 minutes to download. While you’re for that to download if you don’t have any sort of Virtualization Software to run a Windows on your Mac, I recommend heading over to parallels.com and give it down to download, they have a free trial. You can use any really Virtualization Software, you can use VM ware, Parallels whatever you want to use not going to be a problem. It’s all going to work.
So next thing you’re going to do is put in a DVD in to your computer. And after you’ve downloaded your ISO file you can have a file right here that says Live Android Version 02.ISO. So you’re going to go to your Applications folder, go ahead and hit Utilities, scroll to this Utility and we’re going to burn that ISO image on to a disk because what we’re going to do is actually run Android off of the DVD. So no need to do a boot, there’s no rest to your computer, if you don’t like what you’re doing eject the DVD, no harm no fell. So we’re going to go to File, open Disk image and give it just a moment. It will launch a sort of Finder window, there it is.
So I have the Live Android.ISO, hit open, I’ve already done it so I’m not going to hit open. And you’ll have a Live Android.ISO image right there, you want to hit burn and let your disk burn away. Alright now that you’ve got your disk burned it’s time to go ahead and start running Android. So I should also mention that in addition to having a Virtualization Software that just allows you to run a Windows, you’re going to need a full legitimate copy of Windows XP, Vista or seven. If you want to see how to download Windows 7 and get a free copy to install using the Virtualization Software, I’ll put a link to that in the sidebar. I did a tutorial of how to get Windows 7 for free and install it on your Mac.
So go ahead and fire up Parallels, I already have mine running here. And here it is, Windows on a Mac, I’ve got my Start Menu over there as you’ve never seen this before. So now what you’re going to do is since we’re going to running this off of a DVD is to enable the DVD drive in Parallels. So go up to your top and hit Devices; CD DVD-RAM one and I just want to go to Default CD DVD-RAM. And now it’s going to let Windows be able to see your DVD drive. Now you’re going to pop in the DVD that we just burned, go ahead and do that right now. And I’ll do this in a real time so you can see how long it will take and what it will look like for you.
Go ahead and go to my computer, and it’s loading up and I’ll open it up in just a minute. You can see the files that are in there, there it goes, go ahead and click cancel and open this up. And these are just a bunch of files and it’s not going to work. What you need to do right now is actually restart your computer and if you’re using a PC, you can just follow these steps from right here. You don’t want to insert the DVD and simply just restart your computer. So I’m going to do that right now and that’s all you need to get Android running on your computer. So let’s show you what that looks like, go ahead and hit restart. Restarts just as any other computer would. Windows now is showing down and I’ll show you what the boot up looks like because it’s actually quite interesting.
So here we go, so I get this sort of scary-looking text that come across here but don’t worry. You get a Live Android logo there, they let you know that we did something right. So you get the Android boot up logo, pretty cool. And that’s it! You are now working with Android, oh it’s telling you’ve got a little battery but certainly that’s not the case. You get a sort of a half square or triangle cursor, you can hit okay. And I’ll just show you that it is working.
Go ahead and hit the Menu, I can pull down set of icons. Let’s go and open up messaging, Compose New Message and start typing, let’s go back. And if you want to go back at menu actually often if you’re on a Mac, you need to hit the Command key and that will take you back to the home screen. Let’s open some mouth; I should say browser doesn’t work. Let me show you some of the settings and they seem to actually moving much quicker now on a second boot. Let’s go to, let say Call settings, you can see all your settings right there, we’ll go back. And there’s no easy way to really scroll back, things still work a little bit differently.
We’ll go to settings again, we’ll scroll down. Let’s see what it says for About Phone. So there’s Model Numbers, and Base Bin, Information, Kernel stuff, go back one more time. Take a look of some of the other programs that we have here, Dev tools, which is interesting. And things are now running pretty zippy. Camera, I should show you, it doesn’t recognize the camera obviously. It keeps asking me for an SD card but certainly, I don’t have it. It’s not recognizing my built in webcam on my iMac. Let’s try Calculator, calculator works great. We can do a five plus six equals 11 as it should.
This is more than just kind of a cool proof of concepts and as I have mentioned before the web, it doesn’t quite function yet. Contacts and go ahead and see as it would just on a normal Android. And then when you guys are all done using Android, what you’re going to do is eject your disk and shutdown parallels. If you’re just using a regular Windows, just eject your disk and restart Windows as you normally would. You’ll never know you had Android there. If you’re using parallels, first thing you want to do is get rid of the mouse from this Window. So you’re going to hit Alt and control to release the mouse, go ahead and do that then go to Actions and you’re going to hit Stop. And that will stop the Windows from running then you can just go ahead and quit Parallels, go back in your Mac site and eject the disk. The next time you boot in to Parallels you will be just in your regular Windows environment.
And then guys hope you enjoyed this really short tutorial, an easy tutorial on how to install Android on your Mac or PC. For exclusive contents, be sure to follow me on Twitter, twitter.com/jon4lakers. And if you want some new information on—