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    I'd like to use a potential app (doesn't exist yet) that would run on Android but I don't actually need an Android phone at this time. Does there exist some kind of virtualized Android that can run on Windows or Linux for the purpose of running apps that either don't require a phone or that could just as easily initiate a SIP call through one's Internet connection?

    The app I want is the Blizzard "Authenticator" which currently is only available for iPhone. This is used in combination with one's username and password to secure one's login. (I'm security-savvy enough not to need one, but Blizzard is going to start forcing all players to use them because of the massive volume of hacked accounts that are soaking up all their customer service capacity.) Right now on Blizzard's forums there's a growing thread of people who want this app for their Android.

    I believe the Authenticator is really just a SecurID token:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SecurID
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    Re: Virtual Android?

    in fact scratch, there is.
    Start here:
    http://developer.android.com/index.html
    you'll need the SDK, eclipse and the appropriate plugins. i can verify that it works on xp, vista, 7, and ubuntu.

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      Re: Virtual Android?

      That looks good. Now I'm wondering if anyone has deployed it to a web server so that one could log in to a server-based "phone" running Droid apps. Kind of like the way some log in to OWA to get remote Outlook/Exchange access.
      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

      snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

      Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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      • #4
        Re: Virtual Android?

        dont think you can. codesharing on places like github is about the best you can get

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        • #5
          Re: Virtual Android?

          github is for sharing source. I'm thinking of a private server that actually runs the app.
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

          snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

          Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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          • #6
            Re: Virtual Android?

            isnt that exactly what i said? ;)
            yeah, i read up on it and so far nobody has been able to get the emulator working on a server, even people who have tried setting it up on private custom boxes at home and opening up access.

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            • #7
              Re: Virtual Android?

              Keep in mind that the version of the SDK that runs on Google's recently announced Nexus One has not been released yet...if that makes any difference to you.
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              • #8
                Re: Virtual Android?

                Actually, the 2.1 SDK is out.
                http://android-developers.blogspot.c...id-21-sdk.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Virtual Android?

                  I've since learned the app in question is a Java "midlet" packaged for iPhone and that people have figured out how to get it running on Android:

                  http://deathcoil.net/authguide.html

                  With that piece of information in hand I found this J2ME phone emulator:

                  http://microemu.org/
                  Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                  snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                  Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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