Most Android games appear to run fine on this modded laptop, so if you’ve ever wanted to play Angry Birds Space on a device larger than your phone without shelling out for an iPad or a Kindle Fire, now’s your chance.
This isn’t the first time Android has been seen running on x86 hardware–android-x86.org hosts an apparently fairly active porting effort, including a release candidate version of Android ICS released in February. That group’s original motivation was to get Android running on Asus EeePCs and other netbooks. Providing a larger and more touch-friendly user interface better-suited to devices with small screens is also one of the goals of Ubuntu’s new Unity interface project, formerly part of Ubuntu Netbook Remix edition.
Is the old-style desktop going to stick around? Or is your next laptop going to come pre-installed with Android? Only time will tell.