Running Android on VirtualBox
Run Virtual Box and click “New” to create a virtual machine. This is the virtual machine you will be creating for Android. Give the virtual machine a name (We decided to call our virtual machine Windroid).
Select “Other” from the “Operating System” and “Version” drop-down menus.
Select the amount of memory you want to allocate to the virtual machine. It is best to use at least 1 gigabyte of memory. Remember this was originally a smartphone operating system, so it doesn’t need a lot of memory.
Create a fixed-sized storage disk for the virtual machine. It is recommended for the virtual hard disk to be at least 2 gigabytes.
Now you just need to set up the virtual machine. Right-click the virtual machine you have just created and select “Start.”
This will automatically run the setup wizard. In the “Select Installation Media” window, click on the “Next” button to proceed.
Click on the small folder icon and a new window will open and lets you choose the Android OS ISO file.
Next, select the Android CD Image or ISO file as the media source. Now your virtual machine should be ready to go.
Screenshots of Android OS Running on VirtualBox
Here’s the familiar Android 2.2 Home screen.
The application icons would show when you click on the menu and select the Apps option.