At the CES 2016, Jide team demonstrated Remix OS for PC and it is now available for download for free. In case you are not aware, Remix OS is a forked version of Android which lets you run Android and its apps on your PC. During the demonstration, it seemed to be pretty promising as it works natively on your PC like a fully-fledged OS instead of a software like most of the Android emulators.
Remix OS for PC is based on the Android-x86 project which is about porting Android to x86 platform. You can install it on your PC with the help of a USB and you always have the freedom to switch between Remix OS and the OS (Windows/Mac) which you already have on your PC. Another good thing about it is that since it installs on your USB drive, it means you can plug it anywhere on any x86 PC and start working.
Whenever you will boot up the Remix OS for PC, you will have the option to choose between Guest mode and Resident mode. In the Guest mode, the OS will not save any of your data, while, in Resident mode, it will save your data so that you can resume your work on any PC right after firing it up via the USB.
As described by Remix OS team,
“At the core of the Remix OS for PC is our custom engineered version of Android Lollipop – Remix OS 2.0. Our state of the art operating system is the cornerstone of what we do. With its multitude of productivity oriented features combined with over 1.6 million apps, Remix OS seamlessly merges functionality, ease of use, and beauty in amazing ways to give you an unforgettable Android experience.”
The Remix OS for PC is currently in alpha stage aimed at developers and those users who don’t mind encountering “a bug or two.” So, if you are excited and want to give it a try, you can do so by visiting Jedi website. It is free to download and is 692.15MB in size.
You can also check out the Remix OS for PC gallery below.
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