Andy OS is a powerful new Android toolkit that emulates many different hardware devices such as: HTC Evo, HTC Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S and more. It also allows users to run many different types of Android applications, many of which run on the Android Virtual Market. This is a great way to not only test out an application but to also practice how it works on a real device. The other nice thing about Andyroid is that you can use it with any Windows computer as long as you have an internet connection. So no matter where you happen to be, whether at home or at work, you can get a taste of Android development by trying out this exciting new open source project.
What makes Andyroid so different from other Android emulators is its ability to run both Mac and Windows OS devices. This is great for those who want to try out Android development on a variety of different systems and to do so without any cost to themselves or their company. Simply download and install the android virtual machine on your PC, launch Andyroid, select the types of devices you want to use, select a keyboard layout and select "romeos" to launch the program. From there, you will have access to a large library of apps, along with a desktop interface complete with system tray, a window manager, various plugins and a menu bar. With this powerful software you can develop desktop apps, Android games, browser extensions, productivity programs and more all from the comfort of your own computer.
Although the current version of Andyroid for the HTC Evo may not be fully optimized for the Windows operating system, it has been downloaded over 20 million times and has continued to gain momentum. With so many people interested in the future of Android and the ability to run it on multiple platforms, it makes sense that Andyroid is quickly becoming the desktop productivity program of choice among many developers. In fact, many of the people who have purchased the Andyroid for the HTC Evo have run it on their Mac as well. With a strong stable platform and thousands of downloads under its belt, it is little wonder that Andyroid has become such a mainstream program.