Android has long since ceased to be the domain of smartphones and tablets, and more and more often it is found in music players, fridges, cameras, and sometimes also in computers. The system is compatible not only with ARM architecture, but also x86.

This means that Android can be installed on virtually any desktop computer, both desktop and mobile. This can be done through Intel’s x86-based project, which is designed to enable users to move the mobile system to conventional desktop computers. The latest version of software – Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 is currently being tested.

There are already Android-powered laptops, and we’ve seen them at the January CES, but so far there have been hybrids featuring not only two systems, but also the right hardware for the operation of such a computer.

Now, however, the XDA Developers forum members have prepared a special tutorial that allows us to install Android as a second operating system. Performance will not be thrilling then, but we will gain many new opportunities. You will find instructions here (- /?t = 2,703,270).