Surface pro running android operating system

Watch This: Microsoft Surface Pro running Android

I guess, we are way past who will be the first running a different operating system on a Surface Pro. We previously watched someone who managed to get Mac OS X running on a Surface Pro, though the video was a bit inconclusive. This time, apparently, one member from Neowin’s forum got a Microsoft’s Surface with Windows 8 Pro running Android.

What’s good about the video is that this person is actually showing every step, from restarting Windows with a bootable Android USB drive to the setup of the new OS, that way there is no doubt it is possible.

It’s worth noting, that this person was able to run Google’s OS from a USB drive originally made for Ubuntu, and Android isn’t actually installed in the Surface Pro. 

As you’ll see in the YouTube clip, booting takes a while, but once it is loaded, Android can run pretty well on the Microsoft’s tablet. Sound and touch works flawlessly, however Bluetooth and Wi-Fi were some of the components not working in the system — this means, no Internet or wireless keyboard.

Chances are that most Surface Pro owners will not be trying to install Android operating system in the tablet, and also considering that some of the hardware aren’t compatible. Besides, you can get an Android tablet at really low-cost these days. But still excited seeing that is possible.

Source Neowin

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and