Windroy: Android On Your PC


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Windroy by Socketeq is Android running with Windows kernel. It does not run by a virtualization software (such as VirtualBox), it’s on real machine, so it’s fast. It keeps full Android capabilities. You can run all Android apps, including 3D games.

Full porting of Android to MS Windows, with the goal to extend Android’s application scope. Here is a snapshot of Android’s home screen, when running as a Windows native application.


Windroy: Android On Your PCGoals

  • Full porting – keep Android’s all originality, from UI to Dalvik virtual machine.
  • High performance – make use of  Windows OS and hardware performance leverage, such as graphics hardware. acceleration and high performance media codec.

Key technical points

  • OS adaption layer (OSAL) between Android and Windows.
  • Android Framework/External projects porting.
  • Hardware acceleration for Graphics subsystem.
  • Dalvik VM porting and optimization.
  • IPC (binder) porting and optimization.


  • current ported Android version is 4.0.3r1, new version is being developed.
  • can run on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • has exactly the same user experience with the original Android.
  • integrated with Windows applications, such as Flash, Windows Media Player, etc.
  • supports any UI resolution, such as 1920×1080.
  • supports windowing mode or full-screen mode, window scaling in windowing mode, and switching between windowing mode and full screen mode.
  • supports IO devices such as mouse, keyboard, remote control.
  • supports Ethernet, PPOE.

Target application cases

  • High performance Android development tool.
  • STB.
  • Tablet.

Windroy Screenshots


Windroy: Android On Your PC 3Browser

Windroy: Android On Your PC 1App Drawer

Windroy: Android On Your PC 4For more details and download via Socketeq