Remix OS for PC Puts Android on Virtually Any Old Computer for Free

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Got an ageing computer taking up space in a closet? Well, from mid-January you’ll be able to give it a new lease of life with Remix OS for PC, which will let you run a version of Android right there on a computer, gratis.

The new OS is a forked version of Android Lollipop made by Jide, which is designed to run on any x86 computer; that’s pretty much any Intel or AMD-based hardware that you might have lying around. To get started, you’ll just need to download the OS and pop it on a USB 3.0 flash drive that supports FAT32 format with a minimum capacity of 8GB.

Then, you can pop the thumb drive into any x86 PC that supports booting from a USB and — voila! — Android. Running an OS from a thumb drive is, of course, not a new idea in the slightest, but Remix OS promises to bring some fairly modern features — and millions of apps — to even relatively old devices. It also looks pretty damn sleek. A Marshmallow version is likely to follow, too.

You’ll be able to download Remix OS for PC from Jide from January 12th. [Jide via The Next Web]

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