Android-Based Console OS Available For Download
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 February 2015 at 11:00 AM EST. 25 Comments
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If you're after running Android on your laptop or desktop computer and Android x86 isn't panning out, the Android-based Console OS is now available to download.

Console OS is "production-grade Android on the desktop" designed to be a primary PC operating system. Console OS can be installed to desktops, laptops, tablets, and other x86 hardware and be setup in an easy-to-use manner. Available for download today is the "standard edition" of this commercial Android distribution. The Console OS Pro meanwhile offers extra features, including the ability to switch in realtime between Windows and Android.

The release of Console OS available today is based on Google's Android Lollipop. Among the claimed advantages of Console OS is being able to dual-boot Windows 8.1, full Android KitKat compatibility, the ability to run two Android apps side-by-side, a "desktop friendly UI", and other alterations over the stock open-source Android experience.

Those wanting to download the standard edition of Console OS or learn more can visit ConsoleOS.com. While the download for the basic version is free, it does require you to sign up to download.
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