In this article, I will show you how to install Android 10 on Windows PC. As you know before Android 10 “Q” the other version of Android was tested many times on Windows PC, like Android P, Android KitKat, Android Lollipop or Android Oreo. Therefore, I took this interested to test this the latest version of the Android mobile operating system on Windows PC. Even it is possible to test iOS version on macOS operating system, but need a little patience to install that. The procedure to install Android 10 on Windows PC is easy to install that on a platform of Windows PC. Therefore, for the installation, you need some important files to be download from the internet.
However, while installing Windows 10 or macOS on a system, for that you need a better PC. Also, the Android 10 “Q” is the same require a better mobile to update from Android P direct to Android 10 “Q”. After Android P Google decided to select the “Q” name for the operating system of Android. Every operating system firstly releasing the beta version, therefore, the beta version of Android “Q” released on August 6th. And now you can get the full version of Android “Q” with its latest update features. Do you know? Android “Q” is having lots of features after Android P. For the first time when Android “Q” released it was having lots of bugs. But now without any worries, you can install Android 10 “Q” on your phone.
In previous articles, we have installed Android KitKat, Android Lollipop, Android Pie and Android Oreo on different platforms. Like installing Android P on VirtualBox on Windows PC. However, in the era of platforms, there is also emulator exists that which you can install Android operating system and Apps.
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Required files of Android 10 “Q”
Before to install, there is some necessary file for the Android 10 “Q” installation that you have to download. The recommended software is free and you can download from below given links.
What is Android Studio?
Ever you don’t know that Android Studio is a great platform for Windows PC to install the Android operating system on it. Before Android Studio there were other platforms that developers were testing or developing their Apps. But Android Studio is an official integrated development environment “IDE”. Android Studio is designed for the Google operating system, built by JetBrains, IntelliJ IDEA software house also built for Android operating system developments. It is a great replacement for Eclipse Android development tools. Moreover, the Integrated development environment “IDE” version is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. In the world of developers the Android Studio known as native development tools.
Android Studio with its significant features announced on May 6, 2013, at Google I/O developer conference. That time that the oldest version of Android Studio was 0.1 after that, they update to the latest version and published for developers. In 2019 for programming and developing software the Kotlin is preferred the Google language Android Studio Program.
- Android Studio can support Kotlin programming language.
- Android Studio, build Java 8 languages on it.
- Ever know one of the fastest software items build in the world of software developers.
- Device File explorer
- Android Instant Apps support
- XML download fonts
- APK profiling and debugging
- App links assistant
- Layout inspector improvements
- Adaptive icon wizard
- Consist of the fastest emulator
- Android profiler: Memory, CPU, Network
What is Intel HAXM?
HAXM is a cross-platform hardware-assisted virtualization engine “Hypervisor”. It is the best platform to accelerate Android Emulator and QEMU. It is such a perfect Virtualization software that could be supported by Windows, macOS, Linux and also could be host by other operating systems. HAXM runs as an internal mode driver host operating system, also provides the “KVM” interface user space. Therefore, the HAXM allows you to enable applications QEMU to utilize hardware virtualization capabilities to built into modern Intel CPUs. Moreover, the HAXM is downloaded automatically while installing Android Studio on your PC. Separately also you can download and install it on your Windows, macOS, or Linux PC. It is the opportunity you have to test Android 10 “Q” whether on Andriod Studio or in HAXM.
- Intel’s Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM). HAXM is a virtualization engine for computers running Intel CPUs.
- To install HAXM to accelerate Android emulator if your computer doesn’t support Hyper-V therefore, you have to disable Device Guard if you want to use HAXM in your Windows PC.
- To test your hardware support HAXM, follow the steps that your PC support HAXM. So, if your hardware virtualization could support HAXM then follow the below steps to check HAXM.
How to install HXAM?
1: Open the “CMD” Command prompt and follow the instruction, and enter the below code.
sc query intelhaxm
2: To examine the output of HAXM on your computer, you must see the output listing of intelhaxm.
3: Remember if your computer could not support HXAM then go ahead install it on your computer.
4: HAXM is available packages for Windows, use the following steps to install HXAM on your Windows PC.
5: Firstly you have to download HXAM from the above-given download link.
6: After that, you have to download the intelhxam.exe go ahead and run the setup, then click next to run the setup.
7: While creating a virtual device for the android device manager select an x86-based system image.
What is WinRaR?
You know that WinRaR is a utility for compressing and decompressing files. And WinRaR is a trialware archiver utility for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. The WinRaR is developed by Eugene Roshal of win.rar GmbH. It is perfect and professional software for creating an archive in every format files. While downloading the Android Studio, HAXM you will see that the setup is archived by WinRaR, therefore, you have to download and install WinRaR. And after that, decompress from the archive and run the installation of Android Studio.
How to install Android 10 on Windows PC?
Install Intel HXAM
- Once you have downloaded the Intel XXAM, then go ahead and navigate to download the folder. And find the intelhxam.exe double click on that an run the installation.
- Note: The Intel HXAM is archived by WinRaR, therefore, you have to decompress that.
- While the installation wizard opened, click on the Next button.
Install Android Studio
- When the Android Studio is downloaded, go ahead to download folder and double click on setup. And one thing more the procedure of Android Studio installation on Windows PC is easy everyone can do that.
- While the installation wizard appeared click Next.
- On the second window simply click Next.
- Mention the location where you want to install Android Studio.
- Select or check the box that you want to create a shortcut icon on your desktop or not.
- At last when the installation is completed click Finish.
- For downloading you need a fast internet connection because the size of Android Studio is 710MB.
Set Up Android Studio for Android 10 “Q”
After that, the Android Studio installation is completed on Windows 10 PC. Automatically the Android Studio will open, therefore, you have to bring some changes in the BIOS setting of Android Studio. The installation size of Android Studio is 710MB. But don’t know how much the installation will take the storage.
Step 1. When the Android Studio launch, if you are using Android Studio for the first time. Therefore, you will see on the first screen two options. Config or install folder, for the first use of Android Studio you have to select Do not import settings and click Ok.
Step 2. Welcome! This wizard will set up your development environment for Android Studio. Additionally, the wizard help port existing Android Apps into Android Studio or create a new Android Application Project, then click Next.
Step 3. Choose the type of setup you want for Android Studio, there you have wanted to choose the Standard installation or Custom installation.
Step 4. In the UI theme of Android Studio, you will see two kinds of look. The Light theme name in Android Studio is Light, and the dark one is Darcula. Therefore, I prefer the light to look more than dark.
Step 5. To verify the settings of Android Studio simply click Finish.
Step 6. After that, you verified the settings on the next screen the Android Studio will automatically start Downloading the components. Like here the essential files like HAXM files Java script for programming in Android Studio.
Step 7. While the components files are downloaded, then wait until The HAXM Installer opens.
Step 8. When all components for Android Studio downloaded simply click Finish.
How to install Android 10 on Windows PC?
Finally, the Android 10 “Q” BIOS setting is configured on Android Studio. The BIOS configuration is a must for the process of Android Q installation, as I took the essential and necessary. Due to that, I provide that in the first step, and now the reaming step is to download the main OS operating system of Android 10 “Q”.
Create a new virtual device for Android 10 “Q”
Step 1. When you successfully installed Android Studio with its all components on your Windows 10 PC. Now it’s the time to create a new virtual device for Android 10 “Q”. Open Android Studio on the first welcome screen, click on start a new Android Studio Project.
Step 2. In here you will be asked to choose your project. In my case, I will choose to Add no Activity, and click Next.
Step 3. Here you need to Configure your project give a name, package name, save location, recommended language, on Minimum API level select Android 10 “Q” and click Finish.
Step 4. Wait to Sync all component files of Android Studio. And click on Help, then click on Find Action or press Ctrl+Shift+A.
Step 5. After that, on the search type manager, and select AVD Manager.
Step 6. Further, you click on AVD Manager you will receive the button of Create Virtual Device, click on that.
Download Android 10 “Q”
Step 7. However, in here you have to select the Hardware, in my case, I will select Phone>Pixel 2 XL for Android 10 “Q” and click Next.
Step 8. In here you have to choose the recommended image. Therefore, I want to install Android Q on Android Studio. Click on Download, Wait until the Android Q should be downloaded on Android Studio.
Step 9. In this step after that, the Android Q is downloaded then you will ask for license agreement click Accept and click Next.
Step 10. Wait for installing the requested components.
Step 11. When the Android 10 “Q” installed on Android Studio, after that, go ahead and click Next.
Step 12. Now you need to verify the configuration with AVD Name and click Finish
Step 13. You have successfully installed Android 10 “Q” on your Windows 10 PC using Android Studio. Then it’s the time to launch the Android Q for that navigate to the right-handed corner of Android Studio and click on the Android icon. After that, the virtual device will open below the action click on the play button.
While you click on the play button, the Android 10 “Q” will open in the background of your Windows 10. For the first use of Android Q customize the settings and configure it.
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However, we are at the final point of Android 10 “Q”, one more recommendation is here for installation of Android 10 “Q” on Windows PC you need a better PC build. Because the Android 10 “Q” plus Android Studio they are updated to the latest version. In that case, it required a better PC with High graphics card and RAM usage. Besides, that is all about how to install Android 10 on Windows PC. I hope you have gotten something from this article. If you like our article don’t forget to share your suggestion and feedback in below comment section.