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    Default (3.12 Update) Android 3.0

    For those of you who have been following, Android Desktop has moved its way into 3.0. The redesigning is coming along well, the ideas are coming together, and I am more than excited. It is coming together better than 2.0. If you thought 2.0 was great and interesting, wait till you see 3.0

    By the way, if you have Google+ please go and join the Android Desktop community I have started. And please please please spread the word. IT is very appreciated.



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    Ok, for starters, I am porting my posts over from my I have been working on this since March 2013, and it has come quite far.

    Second, I really, REALLY want to make this happen. I do not know how to code or use C++ or Java or anything, but I can lead in design and art.

    Third, you can find me on

    Fourth, I really would appreciate it very much if you would share this, spread the word on Twitter, FB or where ever. It is really helpful.
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    Android Desktop OS 2.0
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    Demo now available



    *Please check out the demo and leave feedback, it is much appreciated.

    11.22.13 Update
    *Update to the folder settings
    *You can now view the info about your pc

    11.16.13 Update
    *Changed the battery icon on the taskbar to the stock battery.
    *Added new sections for the user folder. Folder now completely accessible

    11.10.13 Update
    *Google Now opens
    *Added a trashbin in user folder
    *Added Downloads folder
    *Updated icons
    *Redesigned the user folder
    *Updated folder settings

    10.28.13 Update
    *Folder settings now accessible + view settings

    10.27.13 Update
    *Update redesign of settings area
    *Added multitasking window + expanded version


    10.21.13 Update
    *New wallpaper
    *New Icons
    *Minor fixes
    *Removed favorites side bar
    *Updated quick apps bottom bar
    *Google Play app opens
    (To exit click the Home key)
    *Google Play settings work
    *Quick apps icon works
    *Bluetooth turns on and off

    **Updated Users folder
    *Users
    *File System
    *HDD 1
    *16GB USB
    (Are now accessible)

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    Lock screen


    Desktop


    Multitasking small


    Multitasking expanded


    Quick bar


    Google Play


    Google Now / Voice


    User Folder


    Apps Folder


    Folder Settings


    Recycle Bin


    Settings


    General Settings
    Last edited by Jason Dragunov; 03-14-2014 at 06:38 AM.
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    Default Re: Android Desktop OS 2.0

    I'll be honest. I am very interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I'll be honest. I am very interested.
    Thanks very much Golf for your interest, really. I am working to make this very interactive for people to try, and I want everyone to try it and know about it.

    I can't wait to see the day this is made a reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Dragunov View Post
    Thanks very much Golf for your interest, really. I am working to make this very interactive for people to try, and I want everyone to try it and know about it.

    I can't wait to see the day this is made a reality.
    Is it a touch interface?

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    Default Re: Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Is it a touch interface?

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    Well right now, I have no coded version, it is only built in a browser interface website. It is the best i can do right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Dragunov View Post
    Well right now, I have no coded version, it is only built in a browser interface website. It is the best i can do right now.
    Maybe I phrased it wrong, and possibly misunderstanding.

    Assuming everything comes to fruition, could it replace Windows as the OS on my laptop? If so, is it a touch interface like on tablets or a hardware interface for like a mouse/trackball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Maybe I phrased it wrong, and possibly misunderstanding.

    Assuming everything comes to fruition, could it replace Windows as the OS on my laptop? If so, is it a touch interface like on tablets or a hardware interface for like a mouse/trackball?
    Oh of course I would like for it to be touch based as well. We are in an age where everything will be touch.

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    It's very possible, considering Android used the Linux kernel to do all it's work. So yeah, you pretty much have to code up an interface that can be run on top of the Davik virtual machine. That can be done in Java, and that's a pretty easy language to pick up. The interface you have looks pretty nice, good work bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnathanC View Post
    It's very possible, considering Android used the Linux kernel to do all it's work. So yeah, you pretty much have to code up an interface that can be run on top of the Davik virtual machine. That can be done in Java, and that's a pretty easy language to pick up. The interface you have looks pretty nice, good work bro
    Much appreciated really. I am trying to learn Java, it is just taking a while, between work and android and the wife, time is small, which is why I am looking for a team for sure. I may approach some of those who have made launchers for android.
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    Update for new screens.

    Almost done with the folder, then onto the main settings.

    Widgets


    Videos


    Pictures


    Music


    Internal Phone Storage


    Documents


    Bluray Drive
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    Default Re: [11.16 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Well isn't this interesting... I'm going to follow this thread. I would love to see more of this.

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    Default Re: [11.16 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Downtown Taco View Post
    Well isn't this interesting... I'm going to follow this thread. I would love to see more of this.

    Sent from the Resistance Hidey Hole in the Taco Nation, while using Tapatalk 4 on an HTC One.
    Taco, much appreciated really. Glad you found it interesting. Once I find some time away from work and what not, I have to do a bit more redesigning and then see what else I can add into this to make this more interesting.
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    Default Re: [11.16 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Update to the settings and you can now view the pc properties.

    It says 4.4D because the D stands for desktop. And the kitkat is in the right section to remind you what version you have.



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    Default Re: [11.16 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    This looks like an amazing idea, I'd imagine app suport may be an issue, but that can be overcome! If you need any novice devs to develop apps, or optimize open-source ones let me know, I'd be more than happy to help!
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    I am a programmer/developer (web,google,android,Linux,windows) also can engineer set architectures and hardware builds of various devices, or just plain build/assemble any device. I have a few questions. What is you're motivation behind this project? Are you looking to just basically run android as a standalone OS on a PC/laptop with you're own UI design? Are you motivated because of the hardware components in a pc? The idea of running android on a much more powerful system like a pc? Which would allow android to run/execute more powerful applications? Allowing android enthusiast's or users to do more with android? Like run a powerful program like say Photoshop or pro tools (music creation software) with mass storage as well? The reason I am asking all these questions is this, Android is based from the Linux kernel, and was created to run specifically on mobile devices (phones, tablet computers) android runs best on specific set architecture. Android is one of several modified builds based on the linux. If you just want to run android on a PC/laptop computer with you're visual design/layout/interface basically a launcher designed by you, then there are ways to run android on a PC. A programmer can compile your design as a launcher apk. That will run off virtual box or checkout project-x86. So far what you have is a launcher or a front end interface that you want to run on android, example of a front end interface would be Samsung's touchwiz, its not stock android, it is Samsung's modification/UI running on the front end. All in all, android only runs on a specific set architecture and will not run stable or at all completely by itself just on the hardware alone from a traditional PC, android would need to run on a virtual machine. I hope you find some of this helpful. After seeing your thread, I noticed you had the design down, and were looking for a programmer, but I didn't see anything about hardware! And If you really want to make a go of something like android desktop, I would create that exactly, starting with the best android compatible hardware components then booting the Android OS onto the hardware, then implementing you're front end interface on top, then you have a fully functioning android pc/laptop running better then any traditional PC would run Android. But keep in mind... Android was specifically engineered for mobile devices. This is very technical stuff, where talking about custom Roms, building custom kernals and so on. Hardware must be involved in the equation if you really want this idea to work how I think you do. I wasn't sure if you knew this has been done before or not? As in android OS running on a desktop And you were just designing you're own version. If that is the case then this entire post is irrelevant.
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jordan5 View Post
    I am a programmer/developer (web,google,android,Linux,windows) also can engineer set architectures and hardware builds of various devices, or just plain build/assemble any device. I have a few questions. What is you're motivation behind this project? Are you looking to just basically run android as a standalone OS on a PC/laptop with you're own UI design? Are you motivated because of the hardware components in a pc? The idea of running android on a much more powerful system like a pc? Which would allow android to run/execute more powerful applications? Allowing android enthusiast's or users to do more with android? Like run a powerful program like say Photoshop or pro tools (music creation software) with mass storage as well? The reason I am asking all these questions is this, Android is based from the Linux kernel, and was created to run specifically on mobile devices (phones, tablet computers) android runs best on specific set architecture. Android is one of several modified builds based on the linux. If you just want to run android on a PC/laptop computer with you're visual design/layout/interface basically a launcher designed by you, then there are ways to run android on a PC. A programmer can compile your design as a launcher apk. That will run off virtual box or checkout project-x86. So far what you have is a launcher or a front end interface that you want to run on android, example of a front end interface would be Samsung's touchwiz, its not stock android, it is Samsung's modification/UI running on the front end. All in all, android only runs on a specific set architecture and will not run stable or at all completely by itself just on the hardware alone from a traditional PC, android would need to run on a virtual machine. I hope you find some of this helpful. After seeing your thread, I noticed you had the design down, and were looking for a programmer, but I didn't see anything about hardware! And If you really want to make a go of something like android desktop, I would create that exactly, starting with the best android compatible hardware components then booting the Android OS onto the hardware, then implementing you're front end interface on top, then you have a fully functioning android pc/laptop running better then any traditional PC would run Android. But keep in mind... Android was specifically engineered for mobile devices. This is very technical stuff, where talking about custom Roms, building custom kernals and so on. Hardware must be involved in the equation if you really want this idea to work how I think you do. I wasn't sure if you knew this has been done before or not? As in android OS running on a desktop And you were just designing you're own version. If that is the case then this entire post is irrelevant.
    I pretty much want Android to stand on its own on a PC on Intel hardware. I have been very interested in Android and I believe it could really create some competition in the market.

    I know Intel has started on their own version, and the x86 version also, it seems they are doing this as a hobby, I want to do this for a career and build on it.

    Its like why does Ubuntu, windows, and Mac get PC and phone counterparts but not Android?

    I made a different UI because the PC version vs mobile all have different UI's, so I felt that Android should too. I was aiming to make it the base UI for everyone.

    You know as well as I do that if this got off of the ground people would pick this up left and right as long as there is stability.

    I know it can be run on PC, but I want a full fledged OS, not a modified version on PC. I know it will take time and lots of rewriting of code etc, but I believe its worth it in the long run.

    If Cyanogen can make their OS and be a company, I know I could do the same.

    Yeah its a long run of time, but I'm ready.

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    I must say, that UI you have designed looks incredible. You have real talent for sure. I keep seeing that there are PCs getting ready to be released that dual boot Android and Windows... So obviously this is possible to pull off. Good luck, and I'll volunteer myself right now to be a tester!

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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by michael jordan5
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    I apologize for posting from my other account which I didnt know existed.

    Anyways, do you have any advice? I really believe in this project, a lot.
    Last edited by Jason Dragunov; 01-15-2014 at 04:36 PM.
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Jason, this is really nice... may i suggest next points:
    1. Make windows' borders rectangle
    2. A bit smaller (or configurable) font size in windows
    3. the popup on top-right - the black text on gray background (for emails) is almost invisible
    but that's all minor, keep up the work and let us know when you'll have an official page for the OS
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    This looks stunning for being os 2.0 and not 4.0 but is this going to be a stand alone for pc? and if so what about for AMD CPU equip PC? And if I got this all wrong sorry but still looks very nice
    -Daniel
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Jason, I can be of some assistance. Please email me at I will provide you with the information through email.
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by peterdroid View Post
    Jason, this is really nice... may i suggest next points:
    1. Make windows' borders rectangle
    2. A bit smaller (or configurable) font size in windows
    3. the popup on top-right - the black text on gray background (for emails) is almost invisible
    but that's all minor, keep up the work and let us know when you'll have an official page for the OS
    Sorry for the late reply, Ive been working and moving around. I will take your ideas into consideration for sure, I appreciate the feedack.
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by eKoKnight View Post
    This looks stunning for being os 2.0 and not 4.0 but is this going to be a stand alone for pc? and if so what about for AMD CPU equip PC? And if I got this all wrong sorry but still looks very nice
    1.0 looked bad lol, you can youtube android desktop os and see the differences that have been made. Hell, even the ones on youtube are now outdated, time to make new ones.

    I would love for this to be an OS for desktop, same as windows and mac and linux etc. Why should Android be left out you know? I know pc's arent as big as they used to be due to new technology, but there are certain aspects of a pc that nothing can replace, so while there is still a window of opportunity, I want to see Android on a desktop.
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    Here is a new folder UI test. Tell me what you think

    Last edited by Jason Dragunov; 03-01-2014 at 08:22 AM.
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    Default Re: [11.22 Update] Android Desktop OS 2.0

    3.0 is coming along nicely. Once again, please if you have Google+ join the Android Desktop OS community I have started.

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