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Old 11-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
ChrisRich
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Android VMs


What's the trick to getting clean recent builds of Android VMs?

All the images I've found are suspect, except the stale builds coming right from Google?

I was also reading about Google Apps caching on Android but I haven't seen Google Apps run properly in Android, all I get is limited functionality where I can edit the existing document but I can't insert or add fields/do anything complex?

My goal is to have a virtual OS that acts as a local desktop for Google and has offline functionality.

Sage advice is FTW.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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I'm not exactly sure what you are asking.
You can run/test any version of Android through the virtual emulator. Just download the SDK.

If you have a specific android device either use your service providers updates or root the device and pick a well supported distribution for your device (for example cyanogenmod).

Do you mean Google Docs? There is limited support now but that is due to the service (google.com/docs) and not with android specifically. Better support from the site to support mobile web interfaces is planned.

If you want a full desktop for Google specifically you should look into ChromeOS and sign up for the beta test (lottery).
 
Old 12-13-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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Yeah ChromeOS seems to be closest to what I would like to see but all the pre-built VMs are all modified and tweaked which doesn't sit right with me.

I did sign up for the beta but I'm so late to the game I'm not counting on anything.. ;p
 
  


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