Android-x86, a port of the Android operating system for the x86 platform that allows users to experience a mobile OS as a desktop experience, has been updated to version 4.4-r4 and is now ready for testing.
Version: Android-x86 4.4-r4
Size: 430 MB
The Android-x86.org is glad to release the 4.4-r4 to the public. This is the fourth and probably the last stable release of Android-x86 4.4 (kitkat-x86). The prebuilt image is available in the following site as usual:
Information about Remix OS and its apparent issue with GPL and Apache surfaced last week, but its developers have taken some steps to correct that issue.
Something has either gone horribly wrong or gloriously right when your PC costs less than your mouse. We're going to say gloriously right - The Remix Mini is the latest hardware option from Jide, the company that recently burst into the headlines when they released their own free build of android (Remix OS) featuring multi-window and the ability to be installed on most AMD or Intel devices.
Today we have the pleasure of introducing you guys to an alternative computer operating system to the already popular Remix OS that everybody is talking about these days.
Google Android may have been developed as a smartphone operating system (and later ported to tablets, TVs, watches, and other platforms), but over the past few years we’ve seen a number of attempts to turn it into a desktop operating system.
Remix OS, a new desktop OS based on Android-x86 landed yesterday, but it comes with a pretty nasty EULA that should definitely be read by its users. Many people don’t bother to read the EULA for a new operating system or application, but that is always a good idea. Unfortunately, the EULA is a huge document and most of the time you need to be a lawyer to get the finer points.
If you've ever wondered what Android would look and feel like as a regular desktop operating system, now you can give your imagination a break. Chinese company Jide has delivered its promised Remix OS 2.0 for PCs, Macs, and practically anything that runs on an x86 chip, which covers both Intel and AMD.
Jide's Remix OS—a... well, remixed version of Android that is more suitable for a PC's mouse and keyboard—is now available for download. The OS turns Android into a windowed desktop environment with the ability to multitask, just like Windows, Mac OS, and desktop Linux.
The Android-x86-based Remix OS has arrived and is now ready for download and testing. It’s an Alpha version, so don’t expect it to be stable.
Last week we published an article regarding the ongoing feud between the Android-x86 and Console OS projects, and it looks like there is an intense debate in the community. Since we already know what the Android-x86 leader thinks, we also had a talk with the CEO of Console OS Inc. to get his side of the story.
The project leader of the Android-x86 project is saying that Kickstarter’s Console OS is just a rip-off being sold as new and innovative.
Does forking code come at a Price? - A storm has been brewing in the Android-x86 developer community. The CEO of crowdfunded project ‘Console OS’ has been accused of scamming his Kickstarter backers by failing to deliver on his promises. Thanks to popular threads on social media sites such as reddit, the storm grew into a full-blown drama hurricane.
The world of open source collaborative projects can be murky at times, and throwing crowdfunding into the mix doesn't make it any clearer. This odd intersection is the source of much drama in the small but passionate community that wants to see Android become as widespread on the desktop as it is on mobile.