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Watch this! Surface Pro runs Android x86 rather than Windows 8 (video)

Check this out! One Surface Pro owner was able to install Android x86 rather than running the default Windows 8 operating system on the device, but it comes with some sacrifices. While the WiFi and Bluetooth features do not work, it is still nice to see someone able to install a competitors operating system on a Surface Pro.

“Alright guys, this is the Surface Pro running Android-x86. It was something we all saw coming. Past 2 nights, I have been trying hard to get Android-x86 to run on my Surface Pro since I saw how amazing it ran on my desktop PC. If it would just boot, I could see just how great Android is on the Surface Pro. So I got it to boot, and it was just as great as I expected it to be,” the video description reads. Tyler Swindell, the one who installed Android on the Surface Pro, claims that everything works except connectivity (which perhaps one day can be fixed via third-party drivers). Swindell also mentions that once you get it booting, its “fantastic.” You can check out the video below:

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