Remix OS lets you install Android OS on a PC

Remix OS lets you install Android OS on a PC

Got an old PC lying around or just want to try something new on your current PC? Then you might want give it a new life on Android with the help of Remix OS.

Remix OS is made by a company called Jide Technology. Like what was mentioned earlier, it lets you install Android OS on an x86-based PC. It’s a forked version of Android, though, which is based on Android Lollipop. Since it is designed to be installed on a PC, the UI resembles a familiar Windows-like layout.

It supports Left and Right-click, Multitasking, Resizable Windows, Maximize/Minimize, and has its own Start Menu, Taskbar, System Tray, Notifications Tab, and File Manager. It even has a multi-window feature, allowing you to run multiple apps side by side just like you would on Windows or Mac.


And since this is Android, Google Play is here which gives you access to tons of apps. As for updates, Remix OS comes with its own OTA updater with Jide committed to send updates regularly. And yes, Android Marshmallow is in the pipeline.

To install Remix OS, you will need to download its installer on a USB 3.0 flash drive that supports FAT32 format, with a minimum capacity of 8GB and a recommended writing speed of 20MB/s. You also have the option to dual-boot it with your pre-existing OS.

It’s not available yet though but will soon arrive in mid-January as a free download. To learn more about Remix OS for PC, just hit the source link below.

source: Jide

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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9 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Unlike bluestacks that is installed on Windows..

  2. Tammer says:

    Would love to try this one , hopefully a device like macbook will be available for this one. The UI looks minimilast and thats a good thing. Something to lookforward .. Good job JIDE.

  3. hack__you says:

    how many old pc’s does have usb 3.0?

  4. betong says:

    bakit usb 3.0 pa,alang relevance since majority ng mga desktop 2.0 pa gmit

  5. JK says:

    Magwowork ba yung android apps through proxied networks?

  6. paushin says:

    It onlg needs a usb 3.0 flashdrive oh what’s the fuss?

  7. It works with usb 2.0, but it’s still super buggy.

    • Mine did boot but kept rebooting.

      As to those wondering about old PCs and USB 3.0, you can always buy a card. They are available, aren’t they?

      Of course, if you’re trying this on a laptop, you’re SOL. I’d suggest CloudReady, which is not Android but a variant of Chrome OS. The browser’s way faster and more stable than Chrome on any other OS

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